Sunday, August 05, 2007
Pressed Waffle Sandwiches
We got this idea from the latest Vegetarian Times, though it turned out to be nothing like their recipe which uses freezer waffles, store-bought soy sausage and cheese, among other things. Still, the idea was a good one so I came up with a plan to put my personal touch on it. I started with making the Mock Sausage patties from Cooking with PETA. We've made these once or twice before and they're excellent. Next I made some plain waffles using the recipe in Very Vegetarian that I've written about before (minus the sugar). Then I assembled the sandwiches - Tofutti cream cheese, sausage patties, baby spinach and avocado. Finally, I grilled each sandwich for a few minutes on each side in a cast iron skillet with a little margarine and as that was happening I pressed another hot skillet down on top of the sandwich. On the side was more avocado and a little sautéed zucchini but the sandwich was the star. These things were so good we kept eating them even after we were stuffed. A whole sandwich for me and a half for Darlene were plenty, but then we took a short break and split the other half. We'd been thinking for a while about doing some kind of savory dinner with waffles and this certainly fit the bill.