Yam Sandwiches

I just got over the most horrible flu, so I haven’t felt like making anything too complicated the past couple of days. Sandwiches are always my fallback dinner option when I’m lazy, but I always get into a rut of using the same ingredients. Today, the yams were calling out to me at the vegetable market. This is hands down my new favorite sandwich, it’s amazing! And good comfort food.

  • 1 small yam, thinly sliced
  • a handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 small plum tomato, sliced
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 2 small yellow onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped white mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 tsp siracha chili garlic paste
  • whole wheat bread
  • vegenaise (I use the grapeseed oil kind, it’s so good I could eat it from the jar!)
  • sea salt

-cook yams in olive oil on low heat, turning over halfway through until they’re browned on both sides. At the very end, throw in the garlic and cook another minute

-while the yam is cooking, caramelize the onions  over med-low heat, covered, until they start to brown, stirring occasionally (about 5-7 minutes). Add red wine to deglaze the pan and cook 3 more minutes. Add mushrooms and chili paste and cook another 3-5 minutes until they’re soft

-spread some vegenaise on some bread and add the rest of the veggies however you want! Use the same pan as the yams, and grill the sandwiches on both sides until golden brown.

These ingredients were enough for two sandwiches, maybe more if you use a bigger yam. So yummy, I’m having one for lunch tomorrow too!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Momma Deb
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 13:34:53

    This sounds so delicious!!!


  2. Ivan
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 12:20:35

    Wow! This one made my mouth water just reading it – I love yams! By the way, I’m very impressed with your photos – they seem to convey the flavors right through the monitor. Nice job!


  3. Amanda
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 21:57:01

    Good idea. I love yams! Thanks, poorvegan!


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