August 05, 2011

Free Friday Recipe

Summer is a great time for kids to make their own lunches, so today we've chosen a recipe from our Easy Lunches from Around the World book to share with our readers.

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3708-3
Mousetraps are open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches. New Zealanders call any kind of toasted sandwiches "toasties." Why are these toasties called mousetraps? The cheese, of course!

What You Need
Cookie sheet
Butter knife
Small bowl

4 slices bread
1 teaspoon Marmite or Vegemite–about ¼ teaspoon per slice.
(Marmite is a salty spread made from yeast. Vegemite is a similar product from Australia.)

1 chunk of cheddar cheese, to make about 1 cup grated
1 egg (optional)

What to Do:
Toast bread in toaster, toaster oven, or under the oven broiler.
  1. Butter the toast.
  2. Thinly spread Marmite or Vegemite on each piece of toast.
  3. Shred the cheese.
  4. Crack the egg into a small bowl. Beat it with a fork.
  5. Mix shredded cheese with egg.
  6. Spread cheese mixture evenly on each slice of toast. Set the "toasties" on the cookie sheet.
  7. Place in the oven broiler or toaster oven until the cheese melts.
  8. Remove tray from oven.
  9. Cut mousetraps into triangles or strips.
Enjoy your lunch!
Check out the entire series, Easy Cookbooks for Kids for Grades 3–4.

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