Yesterday was a fridge clean out day. I had a couple of slices of ham, bacon and salami plus a pack of marinated chicken from Cold Storage that I’d gotten on clearance for just a few dollars. I also had a couple of sweet potatoes that were looking sad. It’s the end of the month and I have a strict budget so I get very creative around this time.
I made a big tray of bread rolls slider size(recipe below) and topped them each with marinara sauce, finely diced ham, bacon and salami and topped them with grated cheddar cheese.
The sweet potato was put through a thin mandolin slicer to give paper thin slices we could fry till crispy.
The chicken I sliced thinly and pounded (I need to feed 10 of us!) and coated them in seasoned flour (with paprika, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder) then dipped in an egg wash and breadcrumbs. Once fried I topped some of the schnitzels with marinara sauce, parmesan and cheese and grilled a few minutes to melt the cheese. We served with avocado, salad veg and aioli/ sweet potato crisps at the side.
My little guys only ate one of the pizza/schnitzels burgers and the older ones two but everyone loved this budget meal and asked for it again soon. One burger in Sg without sides would cost $10-15 minimum but I paid that for this whole meal! Cheap meals do not have to be boring 💕
Sheet pan of Bread rolls recipe
345 ml water
2 tablespoons powdered milk (optional)
2 tablespoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Mix and bloom yeast then add the following (or 2 minutes 37 deg speed 1 in the thermomix)
650g bread flour
30g olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt
I heaped spoon bread improver
Knead until silky soft and smooth (when the gluten is developed well (I do 10 minutes knead function in the thermomix, you can do by hand, bread maker or stand mixer)
Leave to rise in a lightly oiled bowl covered, then weigh Dough, work out your array for the pan you have. I have a 40cmx30cm tray and shape 12 large or 24 smaller rolls by dividing weight of dough. I firm a ball then flatten each roll to form a disc. Top if you like once raised then Cook in 190c oven 12-15 minutes turning as needed for hot spots.
Dig those lederhosen out of the closet, Oktoberfest is coming up!! September 28 & 29 join us in the garden for an all-day celebration with live music, schnitzel, beer sausage, a stein holding competition and a yodeling competition. Link in bio for more info. #BrewstersBeerGarden#Oktoberfest