Monday, 4 June 2012

Leek and Mushroom Open Sandwich


This is the first time I used leeks…found them to be something in between spring onions and green garlic in taste and smell. The sandwiches were very much like the normal mushroom sandwiches I make…will post that sometime too…

Ingredients

200 gms leeks,
400 gms button mushrooms,
100 gms cheese of your choice,
One pod garlic,
Salt to taste,
Freshly crushed black pepper as required,
50 gms butter,
1 tsp mixed dried herbs,
1 tsp dried thyme,
Whole wheat bread slices,
Ice berg lettuce



Method

Wash and slice the leeks. Wash, peel and slice the garlic cloves. Either slice or quarter the mushrooms as per your preference. Grate the cheese.

Melt about 40 grms of the butter and immediately add the sliced leeks. Cook till soft then add the garlic and fry till it starts changing colour. Now add in the mushrooms and cook on a high flame till dry.

Add the mixed herbs, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix in the cheese and turn off the flame let this cool

Slightly toast the bread slices and smear a little butter. Place some ice berg lettuce on the buttered toast slice and top with the leek and mushroom mixture. Serve immediately.

Alternatively you can also make this as a normal closed sandwich.