One of the most common questions I get when demoing our line of feta cheese spreads in stores is “What else can we use it on, other than pita bread, and pita chips?” This is the first post in a series that will show you how to cook with our spreads in creative ways. We’re starting with something that requires almost no effort, creates a ton a flavors: feta cheese spread on sandwiches. I’m going to share just one of my favorite sandwiches in this post, but the awesome thing about feta cheese as a sandwich spread is that the combinations are never-ending.
When it comes to sandwiches, there is nothing better than something that has been toasted up on the stove top to create a buttery and crunchy outside with a warm and melty interior. My favorite sandwich is an old fashioned roast beef, turkey, and Swiss, with a layer of our Habanero Feta Spread. I made it this past year on the day after Thanksgiving with leftover turkey and it was out of this world!
Sourdough Bread (Breadsmith)
Thinly Sliced Roast Beef
Thinly Sliced Turkey
Whole-Grain Dijon Mustard
Thinly Sliced Onions
Habanero Feta Spread (#TheOrangeOne)
1/4 stick of butter
Start by assembling the sandwich. I put the feta spread on the bottom piece of bread, followed by the meat, the Swiss cheese, the onions, and finally the mustard on the top piece of bread. A lot of people think of the Feta Spread as a replacement for a condiment like mustard or the Swiss cheese, but I like the combination of all three – tons of flavor. Next, spread the butter on the outside of both pieces of bread – this creates the delicious buttery crunch on the outside of the sandwich. Fire up your stove top to medium heat and then place your sandwich in the center of the pan for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. If you like the inside super melt-y (which most people do) get a cover for the pan, and put a few drops of water in the pan, and cover immediately. The steam from the water will stay in the covered pan and melt the cheese on the inside so it is perfectly gooey inside, but crispy on the outside.
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Until next time.