Looking for something to go with your morning coffee? Want a quick and easy treat that delivers the Nicer Slicer trifecta of benefits- better taste, less calories and less cost? Try this. I call it my American take on the French classic pastry, pain au chocolat. It also makes a great after school snack that kids love.
1 everything bagel
hazelnut spread (such at Nutella)
very good coffee (French Roast is ideal)
makes 2 sandwiches
Start by brewing your coffee, so you can enjoy this treat while it’s still warm. Toast both halves of the bagel, then slicer them for a total of 4 slices. Slather the spread onto the bottom two pieces and cover with the top
pieces of the bagel. Pour yourself some coffee and say “Bon Jour!” to the day.
With two hungry, growing boys at my house, I'm always looking for healthy recipes that include protein. After poking around on Pinterest, I was inspired to create this breakfast sandwich. My focus group loved it!
Makes 4 Servings
2 tablespoons milk
Salt and pepper (to taste)
4 teaspoons butter (divided)
4 slices whole wheat bread
½ cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese
4 slices crispy cooked bacon
Step 1: Toast the wheat bread and use the Nicer Slicer to slicer each piece of toast into two pieces.
Step 2: In a medium bowl beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper until blended. Heat 1 teaspoon of butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture. As the eggs begin to set, gently pull them across the pan with a spatula, forming large flat folds. Continue cooking while pulling and folding the eggs until thickened no and visible liquid egg remains. Remove from the pan, set aside. Clean out the skillet.
Step 2: Heat the skillet to medium heat. Spread the remaining 4 teaspoons of butter the soft side of each slicered bread. Place 2 sandwiches in the skillet each topped with cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon.
Step 3: Cook sandwiches over medium heat, until browned on the bottom. Once they are browned on the bottom flip them over and cook until browned on the other side and the cheese has melted.
We're cooking more, eating less and, thanks to Weber’s “Way to Grill” cookbook, having a lot of fun with our grill. We modified their recipe for California Burgers with Guacamole Mayonnaise recently and loved the results! This photo story shows how we used the Nicer Slicer to stretch the ingredients, create a tasty sandwich and ensure that we’re not eating more than we need. Makes 10 sandwiches. Scroll to the bottom to download the recipe.
Grate onion, chop tomatoes and cilantro. Mash avocado and mayonnaise together. Stir onion, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic and lime juice into mayonnaise mix, taste and season with salt.
Prepare grill for direct cooking over high heat
Grill chiles over direct high heat, with lid closed (except to check progress). Turn occasionally until skin is blackened on all sides.
Put chiles in a plastic bag, zip closed and gently rub to loosen blackened skin.Rise chiles under cold water to remove rest of skins.
Cut chiles into 1/4" dice.
In a large bowl mix chiles, hamburger, salt and pepper and shape patties.
Grill patties over high heat with lid closed (except to check progress) and cook until medium for 8 to 10 minutes.
Toast and slicer the rye bread using a sharp knife with an 8" blade. Bring patties in from grill and insert one into your Nicer Slicer.
Pull handles closed firmly, but do not squeeze the patty.
Applying gentle downward pressure, slicer through each patty.
Set aside until all patties are cut.Assemble sandwiches using 1 slicered burger and 2 pieces of slicered rye toast and a dollop of mayonnaise.
These thin profile hamburger sandwiches are delicious!