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Ric Orlando's Super Sandwich Recipes: Pain au Chocolate Redux

Pain au Chocolat Redux

Ah, yes, a chocolate sandwich! Why not? The French know what is good! Do it!
Serves 4

Tender baguette 4 Chocolate bars of your choice (or really good quality chocolate, in general) Butter Fresh strawberries, sliced (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut the baguette open on one side and smear with butter. Stuff in that chocolate bar and the berries. Bake 5 minutes. Eat. Smile. Serve with French roast coffee if you can!


Ric Orlando Super Sandwich Recipes, Soft Shell Crab Sandwich!

Soft Shell Crab Bun with horseradish slaw and pickle mayo A fried softie sandwich hits my Connecticut roots with and anvil! It was one of my first forays into seasonal food. When Chick’s in West Haven had ‘em, you just got the crab sandwich! Crispy, salty, juice, awesome!! This is best served on a mushy, soft potato roll, but and bun will do!
For the slaw 2 cups shredded cabbage ½ cup grated carrot 1 small onion, grated
dressing 1 tsp coriander seed 4 tbls sugar 1 tsp salt 4 tbls cider vinegar 4 tbls horseradish 2 tbls Dijon 4 tbls veg oil Whisk together the dressing and pour over veggies. Squish together well with your hands.
For the mayo 1 cup mayo ¼ cup grainy mustard ½ cup sweet pickles, chopped 1 tsp chile powder
Whisk together
For the crabs Veg oil for frying Milk Flour Cornmeal Salt Pepper Cayenne Mix the cornmeal and flour 50/50 Season with salt and pepper Add a pinch of cayenne for good luck.
Clean crabs by removing the eyes and the “gills”. Put into a bowl and cover with milk. They can stay like this refrig…

Ric orlando Super Sandwich Recipes, Triple mushroom and goat cheese melt!

Triple Mushroom Melt w local goat cheese and greens This is a nice vegetarian alternative and can be vegan if you choose to use vegan bread and vegan cheese alternative. The meatiness of the mushrooms makes for a super satisfying sandwich even for a carnivore!
Makes 4 8 slices hearty whole grain bread. 4 oz white mushrooms 4 portabello mushrooms 4 oz oyster or shiitake mushrooms olive oil as needed salt and pepper ¼ cup chipotle mayo 8 oz goat cheese olive oil 1 cup arugula or chicory fresh herbs like thyme, chives or rosemary Preheat oven to 350
For the mushrooms. Cut the mushrooms into thick but bite sized pieces, removing any tough stems Put in a mixing bowl and toss with enough oil to coat all of the mushrooms and make then shiny.Season generously with salt and fresh pepper. Lay on a cookie sheet and roast for 15 minutes or until golden brown and meaty looking. Strain off oil and reserve oil and roasting pan.
For the goat cheese Put in food processor with a teaspoon of herbs and the reserved oil from r…

Super Sandwiches! Ric Orlando Breakfast Bahn Mi Recipe

#1 Breakfast Bahn Mi with sweet chili bacon and eggs Bahn Mi is actually the name of the French bread used on a delish, refreshing Vietnamese sandwich. A classic filling pate and roast pork, but here are many variation. This is a riff on a Bahn Mi I once had in Boston for breakfast. The sweet carrot-daikon pickle, homemade mayo and the fresh cilantro are what put this over the top. Serves 4 I French Baguette or 4 “Demi Baguettes” 8 eggs, scrambled bacon fat or veg oil salt white pepper 8 strips of bacon 2 tbls sweet chile sauce ho’made mayo ( recipe below) soy sauce Carrot daikon pickles (recipe below) Cilantro, in small sprigs 2 fresh jalapenos, seeded and cut into thin strips
Preheat oven to 400 The bacon: Lay bacon flat on a cookie sheet. Bake for 6-7 minutes (set timer!) Check for doneness. It should be firm but not overly dark. It will stiffen as it cools! When the bacon is sufficiently golden, remove from oven. Carefully pour off fat into a suitable receptacle andreserve for later use. Use a pap…

Super Sandwiches! Ric Orlando Cuban Sandwich Recipe

Real Deal Cubano Sandwich Ah –the Cubano Sandwich—so many bad ones are lurking out there! It is pathetic! Why do I say that? What makes a good Cuban Sandwich? The pork is wrong! Most places serving Cubanos use pre roasted deli pork loin—this is just WRONG! In the dish well make a real “pernil” or Latin style pork picnic roast that will make our Cubanos rock! Remember you also need soft, spongy white bread for this—the kind of bread I usually shy away from. Serves 4 3 limes 4 soft white sandwich buns 2 Lbs. Latin style roast pork Swiss cheese pickles green olives 1 lb sliced ham ¼ cup stuffed Manzanilla olives 1 stick butter garlic garlic garlic 2 tsp annatto
For the pork. Preheat oven to 300 I medium pork shoulder “picnic”, skin on Lime juice Salt and pepper 6 clovesgarlic sliced thin ¼ cup mustard ¼ cup mayo Wash the pork with lime juice. Stab it all around about 20-30 times Stuff each slit with slices of garlic. Rub the entre roast generously with salt and pepper. Put in oven and slowly roast for about 20 m…