02 August 2010
2 August - Colorado; Denver Sandwiches
Also, admission to the Colorado State Parks is free today. Pack a picnic and head out to enjoy some really gorgeous scenery.
Denver Sandwiches are wonderful for breakfast or brunch (not sure how they do on picnics).
1/2 lb ham, finely diced
2 onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
salt and pepper
8 slices of bread
Fry diced ham with onion and green pepper in 1 tablespoon butter until lightly browned. Add eggs and seasonings; stir gently. When lightly browned, turn, cut into 4 wedges, and serve between slices of buttered bread. Makes 4 sandwiches.
(Recipe from Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Volume 1.)
The good-but-lazy cook makes what she calls "Fort Collins Sandwiches" (as in 'not quite Denver'), in which she fries the ham (if she has any) in a small amount of butter, mixes a couple of tablespoons of salsa into the eggs, adds that mixture to the pan, and proceeds from there. A sprinkling of shredded cheese on top before sliding between the buttered bread slices does not come amiss.
A shout-out to my brother and his family in Windsor. Hi, Mark!