Freshly baked flatbread is a treat in its own right, but there are times when the right topping transforms a piece of flatbread from simply fabulous to outright sublime. Following are just six of the wonderful ways you can top off a delicious piece of flatbread.
Salmon is a delicious and nutritious species of fish you can use to make a spread to add a final layer of goodness to your flatbread. Simply flake canned salmon with a fork and blend in mayo, softened creamed cheese, a bit of sour cream, and perhaps a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Mix it up until it's the consistency of tuna salad and spreads easily with a butter knife over a piece of flatbread. This makes a particularly good starter for elegant dinner parties when served with a Pacific Northwest pinot noir.
You can make this delectable delight on the stovetop fairly quickly. Simply simmer thinly sliced pears in a saucepan with enough water to cover them until they turn soft and mashable. After mashing them well, stir in some honey and a bit of lemon juice. This can be spread on your flatbread while it's still warm, or you can chill it for later use.
Scrambled Eggs and Cheese
For a quick breakfast on-the-go, you can top your flatbread with eggs scrambled with a bit of cheese for extra flavor. Toss in sliced tomatoes, spinach, or other favorite vegetables for added goodness.
You can use flatbread as the foundation for a quick pizza-style dinner by spreading on pizza sauce and your choice of toppings before putting under the broiler until the ingredients melt together. This takes about 15 minutes to prepare and is a great solution when you want to get the kids fed fast with a minimum of kitchen fuss.
Leftover Mashed Potatoes
Make an excellent lunch or dinner by spreading leftover mashed potatoes on a piece of flatbread, sprinkling with bacon bits and grated cheese, and baking in a 400 degree oven until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and chives for a wonderful treat that tastes sort of like a traditional baked potato only better.
Sprinkle some ground beef or chicken with taco seasoning, add shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and grated cheese, and you've got a flatbread taco.
Countless other options for creating tasty snacks and meals using flatbread exist, so don't be afraid to experiment using your favorite foods. For more information, contact a company like Klosterman Baking Company.