Topsy-Turvy Toastie!

When I was a wee slip of a girl, on a Sunday night if we weren't having pancakes for tea, then we would be eating toasties. A toasted sandwich must be one of the easiest meals to make and even if you aren't able to boil water, you can usually make a toastie.

Toasties are one of those simple things, like a pizza, that can be anything you want it to be, with their combinations of fillings only limited by our imaginations. You don't have to possess one of those fancy grill machines either, a toasty can be cooked on a flat griddle, in a frying pan....a la Elvis! or simply fling it into a hot oven.

But who decreed that a toastie had to be a filling between two slices of bread? well no-one as far as I know, so an alternative way of enjoying the 'toastie' is to deconstruct it..... and deconstructing things seems to be all the rage in today's culinary scene! other words, we take all those delicious elements usually required for our dish and rearrange them in a style to suit ourselves.

This dish involves having the crisp toast, using 'biscotte 'style bread, as the base, our meat filling in the centre and a melting, saucy little top!