Dee's StoryI'm frantically trying to get this weeks sammie challenge posted. This week's ingredients were dill pickles and frozen fruit. I always buy frozen multi colored peppers at the store. I figured since I have always heard any veggie that has seeds is a fruit, that I would use frozen peppers(altho I prefer fresh, they worked fine)...but I added some frozen pineapple for good measure. I made some with sausage and some with chicken breast and I must say, I liked the chicken better, but both were yummy..the grilled salsa made the sammie so good..My son said "great flavor combo, very good mom". They tasted pretty awesome. Enjoy.
dutch crunch rolls, split & grilled
large chicken breasts, cut into 2 pieces each.
ground breakfast sausage
dill pickles, chopped small
shreaded mozzarella cheese, divided between 4 meat servings
GRILLED PINEAPPLE & PEPPER SALSA
frozen multi colored bell peppers and onions(or use fresh)
frozen pineapple tidbits
fresh salsa, or fresh chopped jalapino
CORN FRITTER BATTER
1 - 8 -oz can(s)
kernal corn, drained
buttermilk, more if needed for thinner batter
verde sauce (may use diced jalapino)
1 1/4 tsp
salt & pepper
1Make salsa first so flavors can marry. I grilled the frozen peppers and pineapple in a grill pan over high heat till it had some grill marks. Remove and set aside to cool. While cooling, make fritter batter. Mix all wet ingredients with a whisk in deep bowl. Stir together dry ingredients in another bowl and stir dry into wet. Heat skillet with 1 Tbl butter & 1 Tbl EVOO. Spoon into med hot skillet and fry like a pancake till browned on both sides.
I do this while someone is grilling the meat.
2Prepare chicken by butterflying the breast and cutting in half lengthwise to fit longer buns. If using sausage, place 1 1/2 lbs breakfast sausage in a bowl and stir in the chopped pickles. Form into 4 patties that best fit your shape of bun. Make larger and flatter to allow for shrinkage and so it cooks more evenly. Season chicken with seasonings listed..but just pepper the sausage patties. Grill until done and a little charred. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and let melt.