May 20, 2008

Recipe Marathon: Day 5 - Hash Brown Melt

We love Sandwiches and why not? A Sandwich could be an entire meal, ready to go anywhere - from lazy afternoon to picnics to poolside. From a quick weekend lunch to a daily routines, sandwiches are the easiest to make & take - the most portable meal there is..:)

The first sandwich was actually created by accident in 1762 - John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich was involved in a heated card game in which the stakes were high. So, he asked a servant to put some meat in between 2 slices of bread, so Montagu could eat his meal without getting his hands and cards dirty!.. thats one interesting anecdote for our Sandwich.. Isn't it!

I made these yummy Hash Brown Melt sandwiches yesterday and the very mention of these is mouth watery. This is the best entree for a casual meal - every bite to relish and a memory to cherish..:)

Adapted from here


4 slices of white Sandwich bread
2 medium Potatoes, boiled and shredded
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tbsp of Butter (or) Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Tomato, sliced into circles
2 slices of American Cheese (I used Fat Free singles!)
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (or) Red Chilli powder (can be adjusted to taste)
1 to 2 tbsp of Mayonnaise (any flavored spread like Parmesan-Garlic spread can be used)


1. In a wok, heat butter, add garlic and onions. Saute until soft. Then add shredded potato, salt & pepper with cayenne pepper. Mix the contents gently and cook for 4-5 minutes. Keep aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 deg. In a baking sheet, place 2 pieces of bread smeared with mayo on each. Top these with the hash brown filling. then with slices of tomato and finally with a slice of american cheese.

3. Place cheese side up on the sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes (or) just until the cheese is melted.

4. Serve open toped as I did (or) top with the remaining pieces of bread.

Variation: You can add any kind of veggies like bell peppers to the hash brown filling and then top with cheese.

A sweet blogger friend of mine whom I got to know pretty recently (Thank to Dining Hall!) is Madhuram and she gave me a Good Chat Blog Award. I must say, she is one of the active members of Dining Hall and her constructive comments helped us a lot in making Dining Hall a better place. Thanks sweety....:)

... and I pass this award to some of my blogger friends with whom I chat a lot or would love to chat..:D. Though, Dhivs tops this list hands down, but Madhu was sweet enough to give her this award.

So, I pass this to :

Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons
Sra of When my soup came alive
Lathamma of The Yum Blog
Uma of Essence of Andhra (I haven't chatted with Uma yet, but she became a dear friend in a very short time and would love to chat along sometime soon!)

Hope you liked my Hash brown melt sandwich and off this goes to Anupama's Sandwich Festival.

Coming from my co-marathon runners.. Stay tuned!

Lakshmi fooled us all today!.. find out how..:D
Arundathi made this simple yet yummy Bell Peppery curry.
Srivalli goes non-vegetarian today - Andhra Mutton Pepper Fry.
Dhivs made these utterly delicious appetizer : Fried Herb Mozarella
Swati cooks up my fav veggie combo - Aloo n Gobhi, balle balle!
Entertain urself with some delectable Carrot rice from Divya.
Ranji made my favorite chips of all - Banana Chips..:)
Bhags completed the race with her 'triangularly yours'..:D
Raaga made a yummy Pizza style Sandwich.

Tried & Tested # 6: Dhivya's Almondy Veggie Platter

Variation: Instead of Szechuan sauce, I added some cayenne pepper and a tsp of Garam Masala!. I really liked the crunch that almonds gave to the veggies. Yumm!

Thats it for today folks. Have a great day ahead!

[UPDATED 8/12/2010] - I am sending this as an entry to Alka's LYRO:Potato event.

- Siri


  1. hi siri,..theres something for you in my blog ,..,.i was on blog break so missed recipe marathon,..can i tk part in the next recipe marathon...

  2. so whn does the next recipe marathon start...feeling so bad formissing thisone...

  3. thnks alot,..lokking forward for the next one...

  4. @ notyet100: Thanks for the award notyet. and U are most welcome to take part in the next edition of Recipe Marathon. will let u know when it happens!

  5. siri..that looks great!..thanks for the award!

  6. yummy yummy want hash browns in my tummy...

    Miss chatty congrats on the award..! This is the best encouragement to continue the jabber as I always do..hhahaha..!catch u 2morrow..

    BTW whats with this late sleeping...U have some sound advise coming ur way 2morrow from me! :-<

  7. wow, those hash brown melts are so melting in my mouth, Siri! Nannu alaa roju enduku tempt chestunnaru! Idi anyaayam! Just kidding. And the almond veggie platter is just awesome. You're making everyone happy by trying out their recipes.

    Congrats on the well deserved award! Thank you so much for thinking about me to pass it. I am really honored. I'll try to keep up with the award.

  8. Siri, that's some seriously good looking food! :)

  9. WOW!! I love the melty Hash, how beautiful. Loved the chickpeas on Noodles too!:))

  10. Ohh..that sandwich shud be melting in my mouth :D
    Looks so delicious..Congrats on the award!!!

  11. hash brown melts look delicious, never had them though, so now i think i can go and make them

  12. Can anyone deny they don't like this gooey sandwich? It is tempting Siri, congrats on ur award that u deserve!

  13. Wow that is a sandwhich to die for.....

  14. The hash browns look too tempting Siri..and congrats on ur the name of the award..Love the platter drooling over ur pics

  15. wow!!these sandwiches are so cheesssssssy and delcious..the photos are just making me drool!!!love it:).

  16. These cheesy sandwiches are soooooo yummy....mouth watering!!!


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