Sharjah is the name of a city in UAE. It has been a while since I visited this city though I visited Dubai recently. Our blogger friend Priya is from Sharjah. I have another friend from Sharjah who stayed in our building for a short time. It is this friend who introduced me to this Sharjah Sandwich. Yes, the sandwich is called the Sharjah Sandwich. I have never tasted it but made according to my friends instructions. Unfortunately Priya had not had this sandwich , but she was sweet enough to gather all possible information on it.
Coming to this sandwich , it's base is pita bread, the local bread of the Arabs. Since I was using only bread related sandwiches I made it with bread as the base.
The sandwich has a couple of samosas, French fries. A layer of chopped onions, tomato and green chillies and finally cheese. This is then grilled lightly and then cut into pieces. Wow doesn't the sandwich sound interesting ? It's a medley of flavors. The sandwich is enjoyed with a glass of tea. I used jumbo slices of bread for this sandwich and trust me it was one solid sandwich . I shared the sandwich with my hubby and yet could not eat my dinner, I was so full.
I made this sandwich for the 21 st day of Cooking Carnival.
2 slices jumbo bread
10-12 pieces of French fries
Salt and pepper
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 tomato , finely chopped
2 green chilly , finely chopped
Cheese, grated or cheese slice
Apply butter to both the slices, do not remove the crust.
Crush two samosas and place on the first slice.
Top with French fries.
Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the chopped onions, tomatoes and green chilly.
Place a cheese slice and cover the whole sandwich with another buttered slice.
Grill the sandwich, cut into two pieces.
Serve hot with tea. You could serve tobasco as a hot sauce with it.