Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flatbreads - My Favorite Food

"Flatbreads - Like Pizza But Annoying"   :)

Bacon Cheeseburger Flatbread
That sentence couldn't be any further from the truth for me, but my friends use it to talk about my obsession with flatbreads. It comes from stand up comedian Iliza Shlesinger discussing the way girls share appetizers, use Groupons, and then split the bill twelve ways.

In all honesty, flatbreads are a favorite food of mine. If it's on a menu, I'm most likely going to order it. And then I'm going to try and make it at home. I have tried to replicate a few that I have eaten and have come pretty close. I like flatbreads because they are full of flavor, have excellent crust, and aren't over greasy and messy like pizza. And you can get them so many different ways.

My all-time favorite in downtown Waukesha has to be the Duck Confit flatbread from Bernie's Tap Room. Some of my friends and I tried it on a whim during the Christmas Parade and I have been hooked ever since. It came to our saving grace on St. Patty's Day a few years ago when the bar we were at forgot to put in our order and we left starving and in need of food in a hurry.

I have written about flatbreads a few times on my blog, from restaurants in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and making them myself.  It's a quick easy dinner and customize-able so everyone can get what they like.

I had my friends over for a girls night and planning our annual trip to Door County. I offered to supply the main course and asked everyone to bring a side. When I said I was making flatbreads, a few friends thought I was joking--joke was on them when they arrived.

I cooked up some chicken breasts two ways and supplied many topping choices.

I had BBQ sauce, red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, fresh mozzarella, basil, parsley, shredded cheese, and balsamic reduction. I found small flatbreads and everyone was able to make their own.

It was a huge hit with everyone as were all the yummy homemade sides.

We munched, talked about life, did a little Door County planning, and just enjoyed each other's company.
And just tonight, I made Bacon Cheeseburger Flatbreads for Jake and I for dinner.

We had some ground beef that needed to be cooked up. So I seasoned the meat, fried some bacon until well done, picked some fresh tomatoes from my garden, and covered it all in cheese. The sauce was put on after cooking and was a combo of ketchup and mayo (and mustard for the hubby).

Hubby said I killed it with dinner and he would eat this again and again. #WINNING

Flatbreads have so many options and make a quick and easy dinner for anyone that doesn't want to spend a long time prepping. What topping would you put on yours?


  1. What's your favorite brand of flatbread crust?

    1. Thanks for reading! Kangaroo if you like a thicker crust. Flatout if you want a super thin and crisp crust. Stonefire Naan is good too but not as easy to find.