Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | September 30, 2014

Easy Recipe: Mix ‘N Match Stratas

My motto used to be “If it didn’t get done in the microwave, it didn’t get done.” I’ve since learned to use my electric oven and its four-burner cooktop. But …

Easy Recipe: Mix ‘N Match Stratas

Step 1:  In a single-serving. microwave-safe bowl, layer up (thin layers) as follows.

  1. Top layer = Cheese
  2. Green stuff
  3. Precooked protein
  4. Starch
  5. Spice dusting
  6. Cheese
  7. Green stuff
  8. Precooked protein
  9. Spice dusting
  10. Cheese
  11. Bottom layer = Starch

Step 2:  Nuke in the microwave until the cheese is hot and gooey. As always, play with your food. Enjoy.

Italian example:

  • Cheese = mozzarella
  • Green stuff = fresh basil leaves + thin-sliced Roma tomatoes
  • Precooked protein = Italian deli meats or prosciutto or mashed cannelloni beans (V)
  • Starch = precooked lasagna noodles or thawed wonton wrappers
  • Spice dusting = onion powder + garlic powder + dried basil

French example:

  • Cheese = Swiss cheese
  • Green stuff = lettuce or spinach
  • Precooked protein = bacon or ham or caramelized diced onions (V)
  • Starch = precooked puff pastry squares (3″ x 3″ toppers)
  • Spice dusting = parsley + tarragon

Tex-Mex example:

  • Cheese = cheddar
  • Green stuff = fresh cilantro leaves (layer like lettuce) + sliced jalapeno (optional for spice)
  • Precooked protein = fajita meat or deli turkey or deli chicken or mashed black beans (V)
  • Starch = corn tortilla (about 5″ round)
  • Spice dusting = onion powder + garlic powder + cumin + turmeric
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