My hubby can't cook much to save his live, but he has become quite the proficient griddlemeister! He can griddle up some meat, cheese, bread and a few other secret ingredients that come together for a wonderful mouthwatering feast! They have become a Sunday night tradition. (Am I the only one who can't say "tradition" without belting it out like in "Fiddler on the Roof"?)
I watched him griddle to his little heart's content the other night. I took notes, carefully watching his sleight of hand and I think I managed to capture the recipe for you! It's really quite simple, but complex all at the same time! Ready? Here we go...
First you must don an adorable apron. Hubby likes to wear an apron. He looks rather cute, don't you think? It's actually my mom's apron. Nice, huh? He doesn't like to wear mine because mine is all nasty and stained. Can you blame him? I'll get around to making a new one for myself some
Then you need two griddles. Probably not, but I think he likes to use two. Makes him feel like he's the master of the kitchen I think.
One griddle is for eggs, the other for meat and bread. Yes, I said "eggs". And yep, they are going on the sandwich. I didn't think it would be good at first, but it's indeed a lovely addition to the sandwich!
For the egg hubby brushes a bit of olive oil on the griddle so the egg doesn't stick. He cracks the egg in a bowl (so he doesn't have to pick shell out from off the griddle) and then he gently slides it on the griddle. He cooks the egg until the edges start to look firm then he carefully flips the egg over. It's a personal preference whether you cook the egg all the way through or leave some of the yolk runny. (I like mine cooked fully for the sandwich...I like the yolk a smidge runny for an egg and cheese sandwich.)
Hubby then warms up/browns the meat a bit on the griddle. He puts salami on first then he does the turkey and ham to soak up some of the salami juices/oils. He sprinkles Italian seasoning on the griddle then he butters the inside of a bun and puts that on the griddle. Topping it with cheese, provolone or colby-jack. Or both ... Yum!
He assembles the sammies (that's what we call them) and we add whatever condiments we like. I put on a pickle, lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard. It's mmm mm good! Try it! You'll like it! Promise!