Monday, July 27, 2015

Gluten Free "Not Fried" Green Tomatoes

I love green tomato season! I wanted to make Fried Green Tomatoes and stick them on a club sandwich, but then I really didn't want to fry them. Plus I needed them gluten free. These turned out just delicious!!
I only did one LARGE green tomato, for 5 slices (1 for each sandwich). If you are wanting to make a bigger batch, it is easy to adjust accordingly. Or slice them thick and make an awesome Green Tomato Veggie Burger!

1 Large Green Tomato

1 cup gluten free bread crumbs (I toasted up an Udi's GF bagel and stuck it in my vitamix for my crumbs)

1 cup plain yogurt(Greek is best, but regular works fine too)
1 egg

1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 and= grease a baking sheet generously with cooking spray or olive oil

Slice your tomato into 4-5 slices discarding the ends
(I didn't get any pictures of the tomato slices, my camera lens is being a pain!! My slices were pretty thick, you can go thinner if you like!)

In one shallow dish place the bread crumbs.

In another dish combine the yogurt and egg, mix well.

In yet another dish combine flour, cornmeal, garlic, salt and pepper

Dip each slice in flour mixture, dusting well
Then dip in yogurt mixture, tapping to remove excess
Finally dip it in bread crumbs pressing gently to make them adhere.

Place them on greased baking sheet and spray each one lightly with cooking spray.

Bake for 7-10 minutes until it is crisping up.
Flip gently and bake another 7-10 minutes until golden brown.

Sprinkle with a touch of salt and serve......or continue on to make sandwiches....

I was going to make a batch of savory waffles ,but it turns out my kids were not going to be home for for just the hubs and I,  I used sourdough, of course you could use any kind of bread you want

Sliced Turkey
Bacon, Cooked Crisp
Cheese ( I used Havarti)
Lemon-Basil Mayo

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Savory French Toast Club Casserole

My kids wanted to do Monte Cristos or Club Sandwiches for dinner last night. Since it was Taekwondo night, I preferred to have something I could make ahead of time and throw in the oven. I started thinking of my overnight french toast casserole and thought it would be easy to modify for a Savory dish. This turned out to be perfect. I got it all ready to go in the morning, then tossed it in the oven when we were ready.

10 -1 inch slices sturdy Italian Bread (French Bread works too)
8 slices quality white or sour dough bread, cubed

6 oz Sliced Honey Ham, diced
6 oz Sliced Turkey Breast, diced
6 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheese(your preference, I used pepper jack)
1 large tomato, sliced

8 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup chopped chives
salt and pepper to taste
dash of hot sauce to taste

garlic powder
fresh grated parmesan cheese

Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish and  layer in the cubed white or sour dough bread.

On top of that layer the ham, turkey, bacon,

Then add the cheese and  the tomato slices.

Press the 10 slices of Italian bread on top.

In a bowl whisk the eggs, milk, mustard, chives, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Mix thoroughly.

Carefully pour over the Italian bread (go slow to allow for absorption, so it doesn't pour over the edges! When each slice is doused well pour the remaining between the slices of bread.

Top with a light dusting of garlic powder and a healthy sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. I also did a few more turns of the pepper mill on top too.

Spray a sheet of foil with cooking spray and cover the pan tightly (spray side down ;) )

Allow to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, longer is better.

Remove from fridge 15-20  minutes prior to baking.

Preheat oven to 350

Bake covered for 45 minutes, uncover and bake 15 minutes more until golden brown and bubbly!

Allow to sit for a few minutes before slicing.

This photo shows it cold this  morning and it was DELICIOUS like this! I think this would make a great brunch sandwich!