My go-to weeknight meal

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

During the holidays it is hard to find time to make really delicous dinners, and that is why this recipe is one of my go-to meals.  You can have it done in 30 minutes and your mouth and stomach will thank you for it.  It is almost better than eating out!  Apple cheddar bacon paninis with sweet potato fries.  I typically make rolls for dinner one night and the next we will have paninis on the left over rolls and fries. If you don't like paninis or do not have a panini press or grill, you could always just broil the bread in the oven to make a toasted sandwich instead. 

Apple Cheddar Bacon Panini

thin slices of a Grannie Smith apple - I usually use 3 or 4 slices
2 slices of bacon
cheddar cheese sliced
french bread, hoagie rolls, homemade rolls (I like to use these), or just plain bread
mustard (I use a brown stone ground)

Assemble sandwiches and press in panini press until bread is browned and cheese is melted. 

Sweet potato fries

1 large sweet potato cut into 1/2 inch wide by 3 inch long sticks
1 tbs olive oil
generous sprinkling of garam masala (this is an indian spice that you can find in the regular spice aisle at your grocery store) 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  On a foil lined cookie sheet, pour your oil and dump your fries on top.  Mix them around until the oil coats the fries (each fry should have a very light coating. If it has too much oil on it, it will not crisp up) Then sprinkle garam masala on fries and mix around until fairly evenly coated.  Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes.  Depending on how thick your fries are, it might take a little more or less time than this.  This amount of time is generally a good starting point. Also, Adam doesn't think that sweet potato fries can be served without fry sauce.  

Fry Sauce
2 tbs. mayo
2 tbs. ketchup
heavy sprinkle of pepper



Hop on over to Janssen and Merrick's blogs to read about their go-to weeknight meal!

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