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Old 08-03-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Calzone, Burritoes, GTXpress 101

If you have one of these little machines, you're in for a treat.

Here's what I did.

One Mission Wheat Low Carb Tortilla per person--two total
1 egg beaten with
parmeson cheese, mozsarella, or whatever Italian type cheese you have,
sausage--I used hard salami but pepperoni, cooked Italian sausage, anthing
1 teaspoon each side tomato paste
chopped sundried tomatoes--few
more mozzarella cheese.

(you could add olives, mushrooms, onions, peppers, they sky's the limit)

Spray machine after preheating with Pam.
Lay a whole tortilla on each side (you are going to fold it over)
pile on the stuff, half on each side
Fold over tortilla
close lid
wait 8 minutes.

Calzone! Okay, not authentic, but tasty!

Burritoes the same way, different ingredients.

Kind of "fries" crispy.

Way yummy.
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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Great idea!! Sounds yummy too.
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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I was thinking about ordering one of those gtexpress 101. how do you like it?? is it worth it?
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:16 PM   #4
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If there are one or two of you, it is worth it.

Not for a family.

I've been very happy with it.

I've made omlettes, and concoctions with half a tortilla in each well.

Today was the first day trying the whole tortilla in each well, and it had a nice crispy texture.

One thing, it isn't instant. . .figure 3--8 minutes after preheating, but you can do other things, you don't have to stand over it like a skillet.

It is great for portion control as it won't hold more than 3 eggs. . .I only use 2--one in each well, for smaller omelettes.

Actually it would be cute for a bunch, letting each couple pick their fillings. . .but again, figure 8 minutes. for 2 omelettes.

I have read there are brownie and cake recipes. But I've been overindulging on LC sweets, so I won't try them for a while.

I've had mine a week.
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:07 PM   #5
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Just ordered my gtxpress 101--about how long did it take for you to get yours??
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I ordered from somebody else, but not long.
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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YUMMY !!!!!! That sounds so good. I wonder if it would work with low carb flat bread???
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:56 AM   #8
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Don't know why not.

This is not rocket science, this little gizmo.

Kind of set it and forget it.

To borrow a phrase!
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:08 PM   #9
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Do you have any other good recipes for the gtxpress?
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The book that comes with it gives a bunch of recipes/guidelines.

Dottie here also has ideas about using Carbquik.

These are the cut and paste ideas I got mainly from Dottie here:

xpress 101
Carbquick makes most of the recipes really easy (pigs in a blanket using little smokie sausages and the carbquick batter are excellent!).
One thing: the wells are pretty small, so if you're just making 1 or 2 servings of something, it's great -but most of the things I've made take longer than it says in the recipe book and (frankly)some things like the omelets I can make faster on the stove!
But for the individual servings, it's great
did you experience any overflow while using your GTXpress? I've had a couple of spills when I made omelettes with 2 eggs (I use egg beaters) -- that is 2 eggs per well without any other ingredients such as meat, etc. The omelette first rises very nicely but then I think the weight of the top element squezes the uncooked egg out and I end up with egg beaters all over my counter. I know that most recipes in the booklets use 3 eggs for both wells but they also include other ingredients so I figured 2 per well without anything else should work. I wonder if it could be because egg beaters aren't as thick as regular eggs but I don't know
It's great for quick desserts too. Just beat 2 egg whites until stiff then fold in 2pks splenda. Mix 1 yolk and 4T 1/2&1/2 with 3T carbquick until smooth then fold into the whites along with 4 chopped frozen strawberries.
Cook in the 101 for about 6 minutes until golden brown and it's like strawberry angel food cake (makes 4 individual cakes @ about 3g carbs each
I use mine for breakfast a lot. Slice some frozen little brown and serve sausages, let cook in the 101 for 2-3 minutes then add beaten egg, let cook for another 3-4 minutes then add a little cheese and let that melt.
You can add diced veggies to it or other meats.
Chop some smoked salmon and green onion and let that cook for 2 minutes just to heat it through, then add beaten egg and some finely diced cream cheese then cook for 5 minutes

For the 'batter', I mix 1/4 cup 1/2&1/2, 2T water, 1 large egg and 1/4 cup carbquick together and use that in place of the bisquick mix they recommend. I had to fiddle to find the right ratio and if you don't use it all in the same cooking session, but it in the frige, but you may need to add 2T water or 1/2&1/2 before you use it again.

Add 1-2 packets splenda and a sprinkle of cinnamon to the batter and make a frenck toast type breakfast

I didn't like it for chicken breasts, it took 20 minutes to cook through, but it's good for thinly sliced chicken or steak.
Fish cooks great, especially salmon. Just put the fillet in, season as desired and add 1T water to help steam it through.

BTW: always pre-heat the 101!
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My MIL bought me one and I have never used it.
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Browsing QVC and see they have Set of 2 GT Xpress 101 Meal, Snack & Dessert Makers w/Acc. for 39.96 plus shipping 7.96. I may have to get this. Has pretty good reviews, but some people said they had trouble with the non stick surface peeling.
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