Culinary Throwdown: Pepperoni
Kymmie was the winner of the Last throw down challenge. As the winner she gets to choose food for the next challenge. She chose pepperoni, I know I know, at least she didn't choose "Beets the rematch".
Anyway, here we go, a little background information first.
Pepperoni is a spicy Italian-American variety of salami made from cured pork
The term pepperoni is a corruption of peperoni, the plural of peperone, the Italian word for capsicum.Throughout continental Europe, peperone is a common word for various types of capsicum including bell peppers and a small, spicy and often pickled pepper known as peperoncino or peperone piccante in Italy and pepperoncini or banana peppers in the U.S.
Sodium nitrite, used as a curing agent, is what gives pepperoni its distinct orange-pink color. Sodium nitrate is also used as an ingredient in fertilizers, pyrotechnics,as an ingredient in smoke bombs, and as a solid rocket propellant. It's no wonder one feels like exploding after Peperoni pizza.
This recipe first came from a Sue Grafton Book. The original uses only salami, for this challenge we added Pepperoni into the mix. This added a very interesting twist to a dinner that we enjoy, that is quick and easy to prepare.
Pepperoni and Egg sandwich
1 Portuguese or Kaiser roll
4 Slices of Pepperoni
4 Slices of Salami
3 slices of Monterey jack pepper cheese
Makes 1 sandwich
Lightly toast the Portuguese roll (lightly butter if desired)
Place the salami and pepperoni on the bottom half of roll and put in a toaster oven
Add cheese to the top roll and return it to the toaster oven
While the cheese is melting, fry the egg over easy
Remove the roll from the toaster when the cheese is melted and top with the egg and serve
You can see the large peperoni under the egg. Some folks may have issues with undercooked eggs, but over easy is part of the fun of this sandwich.