This is probably a technique as opposed to a recipe as just about any type of sandwich or bread dip can be adapted to this idea.
Most recently I saw this on the exPress O Blog (a Little Bit of Everything). Diana's blog is indeed, as advertised, a little bit of everything, crafts, home styles and RECIPES... like this one.
If you follow the link (Blue Letters, or click on the photo to the right, it links to her blog post), you will see her Bloomin Gooey Cheese Bread, as well as links to other bloggers with different takes on this idea... Like a mushroom or different style onion loaf.
The actual idea for this uses a loaf of store bought bread (NOT sliced). It is a LARGE loaf appetizer, designed to be a pull apart bread for something social (like a party! I think that is a great party idea and I certainly have it filed away for the future.
BUT, I was after something a little different.
I wanted something new for a serving of Soup and Sandwich...
I had a BIG bowl of leftover soup (that was better the second day), but did not make extra pinwheels.
SO, I decided a much smaller version of Diana's party appetizer would look dramatic and work well with this soup that needed no dipping bread. Just a sandwich to pair with the soup (almost a stew, but we will talk about that tomorrow).
One LARGE bun that I will be slicing into sandwich worthy bread (oh boy, chicken salad for lunch!).
A couple of Buns for an egg and onion sandwich.
And a couple to make this EASY and SPECTACULAR and yummy sandwich.
Kind of a combination of a chicken and cheese sandwich and one of those pretty Bloomin Onions from Outback Steakhouse.
Here's what I did...
And it's all in the technique, so photo essay to follow...
First, I removed a breast from a store bought, Fully Cooked, Fully Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken. then I sliced it as thin as possible. Sharp knife is a must, or use a bread knife.
Next I took my fresh made hamburger bun. I try to make all of my own bread, but there is no reason this would not work for a store bought bun. Again, with that SHARP knife I started making slices about 3/4 of an inch apart, both up and down and side to side...
Be careful to only slice within a half inch of the bottom... DO NOT SLICE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE BUN
I had the Chicken
I also had some shredded Smoked Gruyere Cheese that worked AMAZING!
I also poured 2 TBS of melted Butter in between the spreading bread cubes.
Wrap this in aluminum foil and bake sealed for 20 minutes (350 preheated oven).
After 20 minutes, open the foil and return to the oven for 10 minutes more so the bread toasts.
This worked GREAT! Of course the taste was terrific... Chicken, and smokey cheese makes a terrific toasted cheese sandwich. It was small enough to serve as a sandwich and just take bites from.
Now I am thinking this with a nice Tomato Soup so I can toss the pieces in as chicken and cheese croutons. Now that sounds good!
So, here it is. One of my new all time favorite sandwich displays! FILLED with flavors, and just plain DELICIOUS!
It really does all come together quickly... The first one took a few minutes to figure out, but the second took only a couple of minutes to assemble the rest is all oven work. . Even easier if you use one of my beloved Store Bought, Pre-cooked, Pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken.
52 Uses For a Rotisserie Chicken", Now closer to 60 recipes and growing! A Great sandwich and
what could be easier and tastier?
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