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What Would You Make?

Here's the scenario: you are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/ spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.

You have provolone cheese, fresh oregano, and a loaf of focaccia. Using these products, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?

To see what I would make,


  1. I would start by making a marinade with chopped oregano, olive oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and hot pepper flakes. I would marinade the cheese in this mixture for at least an hour.
  2. Meanwhile I would thinly slice the focaccia and bake it in the oven until crisp and cracker like.
  3. Next I would take the chunk of marinated cheese and sear it on both sides in a hot frying pan. I would transfer the pan and cheese to the hot oven and bake for about 5-8 minutes until the cheese is browned and melty.
  4. Finally, I would serve the melted cheese with the leftover marinade on top and the crisped focaccia on the side.

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i would make a cheesy dip with the oregano in it and then i'd cut up the focaccia in small triangles and bake to make chips. weird, but it works!
kimmbot kimmbot 9 years
Mmm! I'd grate the provolone and top the focaccia with it and some chopped up oregano, and possibly a bit of parmesan, and broil it to make some cheesy toasts, and have it with some soup. Ooh, or maybe make a sandwich!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Cut it in half and make a pannini out of it using whatever meats or veggies are in the fridge.
How about a savory bread pudding with focaccia, grated cheese, fresh herbs, milk and eggs?
emalove emalove 9 years
A bruschetta-type appetizer...yum.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
the first thing that comes to mind is a take on grilled cheese. since you have the focacia - you can slice it in half, put some cheese in it, and layer in the oregano for some additional flavor, toast it in the oven for a few minutes - and it's no longer your mom's grilled cheese
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmmm there are a few ideas coming to mind...
Performita Performita 9 years
Great Idea Yumsugar! this is so mediterranean alike, and I live here at mediterraneans. You could also cut the focaccia in the size of canapes, ad cubes of this cheese on top and bake it together. After its baked serve it with black olives on picks, all together. This marinade you mentioned would go great on this canapes as well, I would add basil and would love to have a glass of good red wine!
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