While choosing the theme of “No Cook Recipes” for this week’s Blogging Marathon #117, I was sure that I had to make this Mortadella Sandwich, that was a part of my pregnancy food when I was carrying Rasha. If you are my blog’s stable readers, you would all know how much I love food linked with stories. Hehe… This is one thing that HD used to make for me almost on a regular basis then. He hardly cooks or fixes meals these days, and I really miss it.
We used to stay quite close to my office when I was carrying Rasha. We had actually shifted to make it easier for me to go for my MBA classes till I completed it, and then discovered that I was pregnant. 😀 I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I say that that year was the best year of my married life. I do tell HD on and off that I seriously miss those days when I had him completely to myself. I guess we all feel like that as years go by in marriages… Anyway, I am a big time snoozer and I was no different during that time. A colleague would come to pick me up from home and I would always wake up 15 minutes before he would turn up. When I got ready, HD would quickly put together my lunch bag. There would always be one tub of fruit yogurt, some fruits and this sandwich for breakfast. I am not so fond of cold cuts as such but he would fill the bun or bread with lettuce and tomatoes, and add some mayonnaise or cheese. I used to happily eat them for breakfast.
This theme gave me the chance to make sure that this sandwich appears on the blog. Hehe… It is a very easy recipe and apt if you are looking for some easy sandwich to make for the kid’s lunch box or for your spouse’s breakfast. If you like toasted bread, then go ahead and keep a cheese slice in between, and toast the sandwich in a hot pan with some butter. That way, it is amazing too! But I have to stay true to the theme, so kept in no-cook. And being the lazy head I am, I eat it just this way! 😉 Off to the recipe…
- 2 slices large bread
- 1-2 tbsp garlic mayonnaise
- 4 lettuce leaves, torn
- 4-6 slices mortadella
- 1 cheese slice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Slatter the mayonnaise on the bread and keep side by side.
- Top both slices with equal quantity of lettuce.
- Arrange the mortadella slices equally on both the bread slices. I cut two of them into half and arrange in a way where the squares of the bread would be covered. The third one would be in the round shape in the center. Same is done on the other bread.
- Keep the cheese slice on one of the bread slices. Season if required.
- Lift the other arranged bread carefully and keep onto the bread slice with cheese. Press down for a few seconds.