I recently read somewhere, however, that the crust is very rich in antioxidants and is really healthy. Why am I not surprised...it's not very tasty - obviously had to be healthy! I still want to trim the edges off for sandwiches, so here's my compromise - trim the edges BEFORE you make the sandwiches. Store the cut pieces in an airtight container in the fridge. Use it to make bread "upma" :D :D
Important Disclaimer: White bread tastes wayy better than the browner versions. I am using crusts trimmed away from wholewheat bread - which score the lowest on my personal taste rankings :D Use bread slices, or even white bread crusts, to make this and this will taste much better. This is NOT a superyummy, yummy, great tasting recipe. Its just a way to use up/eat healthier portions of the bread which I would otherwise be throwing away. Oh and I don't cook very well, so please don't roll eyes at my recipe...in real life I would just chop up stuff and throw it all together in the pan. I just tried to make it look decent here :D
You will need:Crust from 4 slices of bread +1 slice bread from the end (the brown crust one) - chop this into cubes roughly. If using bread slices, I guess around 3 slices of bread. Don't use fresh, soft bread for this EVER.
One small onion - finely or not so finely chopped :D
A few curry leaves - optional, if you don't have it or are clueless as to what it is.
Mustard seeds/Jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp - Don't have these...err...ok skip
Green chili - 1 (I am a baby, I use one, adjust to your taste) - finely chopped or if you are a baby slit lengthwise, is easier to fish out.
Corriander leaves - chopped fine - garnish - again optional
Salt to taste.
Cashews/peanuts - if you want it to look pretty or need to make your hubby feel you made something special (?)
Potato - 1 medium potato - boiled, cut into cubes - I just rough chop/mash and add.
Yogurt - 2 tablespoons
A note on the optionals: You put these in, the "upma" tastes better. The more ingredients you skip, the closer you are getting to just eating stale bread and boiled potato.
- Heat a bit of oil in a skillet/kadai/some vessel - no, not a tawa.
- When oil gets a bit hot, add mustard/jeera seeds (if using) - wait for this to go cackle-crackle-sizzle-sputter - shouldn't take much time.
- Add green chili, cashew/peanut if using, and curry leaves (if using).
- Saute a bit, and add onions. Saute for about 3 min, until they go a bit pinkish and translucent.
- Add the boiled potato, salt to taste, and saute a bit..maybe 5 min.
- Add the bread pieces, add curd, mix it all up quickly. Take care not to let the bread get soggy. Cover and keep on medium heat for about 5 min.
- Take the lid/cover off, mix again, add corriander for garnish if you want to.
|Oh and you really should add a bit of turmeric if you do not|
want an ugly mess like this one.
That's it. Done. Eat. :D :D Hope it turns out okay if you do decided to give this a try :D :D :D :D