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Stove-Press Sandwich for B'fast

About 30 years ago my dad brought home a sandwich stove-press. It’s the kind of thing that you might use on a camping trip or at home for a novel grilled cheese pocket-type thang.

This morning I woke up and wasn’t sure what I wanted for breakfast, I had the day off and my default move was to have eggs, but I wasn’t feeling it today. So I gave my fridge the once-over and came up with these ingredients:

  • American Cheese

  • Half an onion

  • Salami

  • Leftover tube of pesto from a Hello Fresh meal

  • a Campari tomato

Yes!!! A stove-press sandwich! It’ll have stuff that I’d put into an omelette but without the eggs. Calorie-wise I had some whole wheat bread that was only 80 cal a slice so I was ready to go.

In a nutshell, here’s a video of what I did:

A Stove-Press Sandwich in 24 seconds!

Here’s a breakdown of the calories:

2 slices whole wheat bread: 160

.5 ounce salami (fine dice): 47

1 slice American Cheese: 104

1/2 Campari Tomato: 3

3 Tbsp chopped yellow onion: 4

1 Tbsp salted butter: 102 (oops!)

1 Tbsp Pesto: 84

Total: 504

IMO, not horrible for a meal that will probably last me through lunch to dinner (I got up at 9:30) AND I’m doing a lot of manual labor today working around the house.

Also, with a quick look around Amazon, I found this bad boy which would accommodate larger slices of bread (now my mind is wandering over to Reubens…not the painter, silly, the sandwich!). NOTE: I cannot attest to the quality of this device, but it looks real nice, shucks!

My friends, give this type a thing a shot, I love it and my kids loved them too (when I didn’t burn them) and it cool making your own hot pocket sandwich.