Thursday, January 26, 2012

Apple, gouda, and mushroom pita sandwiches

After a week of trying new recipes, I had a fridge full of random ingredients. Mushrooms, gouda, cabbage... Not things I typically use on a daily basis.

This is a story of a meal that came together from the remnants at the back of my fridge. A lone sweet potato?

Boom. Oven fries.

Cabbage and mushrooms? Boom. Pita filling.

Oddly, it worked. The gouda and sliced apple are a classic flavor pairing, and the addition of a balsamic mushroom-cabbage salad gave the whole sandwich a nice earthiness.

Moral of the story: get in the kitchen and experiment! You never know when you might create a new staple recipe.

Apple, gouda, and mushroom pita sandwiches with sweet potato fries

1 apple, sliced
1/4 cup shredded gouda
1 cup cabbage
1 cup mushrooms
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
1 whole wheat pita
1 sweet potato

Preheat oven to 400F. Slice sweet potato into fry shapes. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pop in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, back at the farm... Sautee mushrooms and cabbage with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are tender and cabbage is wilted.

Assemble the sandwich: cut the pita in half, fill each half with sliced apple,  shredded gouda, and mushroom-cabbage salad. Serve hot alongside the sweet potato fries.

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