By Stephanie Smith
“Honey, you're three hundred sandwiches clear of an engagement ring.”
When manhattan publish author Stephanie Smith made a turkey and Swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one chew and uttered these now-famous phrases. whereas her beau’s statement in the beginning appeared strange, even antiquated, Stephanie approved the problem and set to work. Little did she understand she used to be approximately to cook dinner up the sexiest and such a lot arguable love tale of her generation.
300 Sandwiches is the tale of Stephanie and E’s epic trip of bread and betrothal, with an entire loaf of recipes as well. For Stephanie, a beginner within the kitchen, creating a sandwich—or even 300—for E wasn’t near to getting a hoop; it was once her means of claiming “I love you” whereas gaining self belief as a chef. It used to be approximately what percentage breakfast sandwiches they can consume jointly on destiny Sunday mornings, what number s’mores may possibly stick with kin skiing journeys, what percentage foolish fights might lead to make-up sandwiches. by surprise, she observed a life of happiness among these slices of bread.
Not every body agreed. The media dubbed E “the Internet’s Worst Boyfriend”; bloggers attacked the loving couple for surroundings again the reason for women’s rights; reviews approximately their romance echoed from as distant as Japan. quickly, Stephanie chanced on her cooking and her dating below the tough glare of the spotlight.
From culinary twists on peanut butter and jelly to “Not Your Mother’s Roast Beef” highly spiced French Dip to fowl and Waffle BLTs, Stephanie stocks the creations—including wraps, burritos, paninis, and burgers—that finally sated E’s palate and received his center. half recipe booklet, half girl-meets-boy memoir, three hundred Sandwiches teaches us that real love consistently wins out—one scrumptious chew at a time.
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Deep-fry lemongrass sticks until golden brown. 9 Serve immediately. indd 33 33 7/1/14 12:13 PM deep-fried prawn dumplings ming xia jiao Similar to deep-fried wonton, these dumplings get a western touch with a garnishing of mayonnaise, which makes a pleasant dip for these deep-fried snacks. Makes 20–25 pieces Seafood paste (see page 110) 320 g (111/3 oz) Wonton skin 30 sheets Cooking oil for deep-frying Mayonnaise for garnishing 1 Spoon about 1 tsp seafood paste at the centre of a wonton skin. Fold wonton skin over the filling to get a triangle.
Deep-fried wonton zha yun tun A classic favourite, deep-fried wonton is not only found at dim sum eateries, but also at various places from small cafés to established restaurants. Ma k es a bout 25 pieces Prawns (shrimp) 300 g (101/2 oz) S ea so n in g Spring roll wrappers about 50 sheets Salt 3 g (1/10 oz) Cooking oil for deep-frying Chicken powder 3 g (1/10 oz) Sugar 8 g (1/5 oz) Potato starch 5 g (1/6 oz) Ground white pepper a dash Sesame oil a dash Cooking oil a dash 1 Shell and de-vein prawns.