The Snackmaster Grill Sandwich Maker produces warm, toasty sandwiches in mere minutes thanks to dual cooking surfaces, but its uses aren’t limited to what you can put between two slices of bread. Think outside the crust and you’ll be surprised to find that you can prepare everything from an omelet for breakfast, to a crispy burrito for dinner to a fruit turnover for dessert with this handy kitchen appliance.
Prepare an omelet by pouring beaten eggs onto the lower Snackmaster cooking surface, then add desired ingredients such as shredded cheese or bacon bits; close the lid and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Similarly, add a breakfast twist to pigs in a blanket by pouring pancake batter onto the cooking surface, nestling a sausage link inside, closing the lid and letting it cook.
A sandwich is a quick and easy lunch option, but don’t limit yourself to grilled ham and cheese. Butter the bread with garlic butter and fill it with leftover spaghetti to create a spaghetti sandwich, or fill it with chili and cheese. Place a small corn or flour tortilla on the cooking surface and stuff it with a pre-cooked filling such as shredded beef or refried beans. Cover it with another tortilla and close the lid to create a crispy burrito. Line the cooking surface with crescent roll dough and add a heaping spoonful of fruit filling such as strawberry jam or applesauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Cover the filling with more crescent roll dough, close the lid and let it cook to create a quick and easy dessert. Or, add finely chopped pieces of chocolate and marshmallows for a decadent s’mores pocket.
Christina Kalinowski is a writer from the Twin Cities who began her career in 2011. She contributes food and drink related articles to The Daily Meal. She holds a Master of Arts in sociology from Purdue University.