Last night some friends were in town from New York and stumbled upon a pub with karaoke. A few vodka tonics and a very lively rendition of “New York State of Mind” later, I woke up this morning a bit worse for wear. It was an amazing night, which means that a hearty dinner was required on the table.
Of the things I miss after going gluten free, sandwiches rank near the top of my list. Sure, I can make a pretty mean ham and cheese on the gf bread I buy, but what about those amazing, one pound deli sandwiches, pressed paninis, or food long subs? The type of sandwiches that are a meal in themselves, so hearty and satisfying.
Tonight that was just the thing I craved, a sandwich of epic proportions. A homemade sandwich with the quality of a New York City deli. After my hamburger bun success I was ready to take a dive into more bread making (which I will review in a separate post), and wanted to create a new version of one of my favorite sandwiches, a Philadelphia cheesesteak. Rich vegetables and melted provolone, tonight’s dinner was perfectly satisfying.
1 onion, sliced
2 peppers, sliced (I used a 3 pepper medly)
2 portobello mushroom caps, cleaned and sliced
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
4 slices provolone cheese
2 bread rolls of your choice
Saute the onion in a pan until soft. Add the peppers and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and soften, adding a little salt and pepper at the end.
Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and toss until they are coated. Add the soy sauce and chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
Turn the oven on to broil.
Cut the rolls in half, put on a baking sheet, and spoon the vegetables on top of them, dividing evenly. Top each with a slice of provolone and put under the broiler until the cheese has melted.
Sandwich the rolls back together and enjoy!
It was so wonderful having a giant, warm, oozing sandwich on my plate tonight. The vegetable medley with the provolone fit perfectly into my homemade bread. Along with some fresh black bean salad it was a great Sunday afternoon meal, a healthful version of an old favorite. I wish I could have this every day 🙂
What is your favorite sandwich? Do you go for a classic, or something more unique? Or maybe a spin on an old favorite?