When you watch cooking shows like Chopped, half the fun is thinking about what you would make if you were faced with the same exact challenge. When Steve and I chose Trevor's Chopped ingredients, we each had ideas of what direction we thought he would go and how he would use the ingredients. We were surprised when he went a different way. I don't think anyone could have predicted those nachos....
Anyway, there was enough of each ingredient left over for me to use them to make dinner the following night. I went the (obvious, I thought) direction of an English muffin sandwich.
I started by slicing the zucchini thin and sauteeing it in butter over low heat. While that was cooking, I mashed the garbanzo beans and added pepper, olive oil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar, then spread that on the toasted English muffin. I fried an egg over-easy and then assembled the sandwich. If we'd had them on hand, I would have roasted some eggplant, red bell peppers, and/or tomato to add. A slice of fresh mozarella would have been fabulous too. But even without those, it was a delicious sandwich. The nuttiness of the garbanzo spread went perfectly with the zucchini and the slightly runny yolk was a nice sauce for the sandwich. I think I'll make it again in the summer when I can harvest a variety of veggies from our garden.
Your turn! What would you have made from zucchini, garbanzo beans, eggs and English muffins?
Oh wow ... you are super creative! I wouldn't know what to do with that combo! An egg muffin probably, but adding the beans and zucchini would throw me for a loop.ReplyDelete
I make egg mcmuffin sandwiches all the time, but not w/ all those veggies...hmmmm...I need to start being more creative because what you made sounds really darn yummy!!!ReplyDelete
I have no clue what I would have made -- but this looks pretty tasty!! Did Steve participate as well?! :)ReplyDelete
Nope- I used up the last of the zucchini and garbanzos making mine. :)Delete
I think you should get more and challenge him to give that combo a try ;) LOLDelete
I am loving what you made ... I would probably have made a sandwich too ... but I would have fried up the zucchini -- I like a lot of blackened food ;)ReplyDelete
I probably would have made an omelet. Not very original to be sure, but I love veggies with my eggs. I think that sandwich sounds fab, esp with a little added cheese and tomato.ReplyDelete