In my last post, I presented the ever-so-popular, time warped cooking videos on Facebook. You know, the ones that take you through the prep and cooking in less than a minute? Yes those ones. I love these videos and have a lot of them saved to my Facebook account. My question was how long would it actually take to make one of these meals and how many times would I have to pause and rewind to make sure I don’t miss a step or important ingredient.
Tonight I made Philly Cheesesteak Sliders from one of these videos. The video came from a Facebook page called “Cooking Panda” and the video itself is 32 seconds long. It can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/MrCookingPanda/videos/1200160193342004/.
Not including the time to shop at the grocery store (including having the butcher thinly slice rib eye steak for me in an effort to reduce my prep time after a long day of running errands), I started to prepare this dish at 6:53pm and they came out of the oven at 7:44pm. So the 32 second video time warp actually took 51 minutes from start to finish. Not too bad if you ask me. And I watched the video three times to make sure I didn’t forget anything. Also not too bad but these sliders don’t call for very many ingredients. And to be fair, I decided to carmelize my bell peppers and onions which is not a step in the video. But really, this balances out the time I saved by having my butcher slice the meat at the grocery store.
After turning on the oven to preheat to 375, I diced my onions and bell peppers using this tool my husband bought me years ago and has since become a staple in my meal prep. If you don’t have one of these, buy one! Seriously peeps, after a long day at the office, or in my case today, of running errands all day, you’ll love this little gadget.
I got the peppers and onions sautéing in olive oil and a little butter and started to prep the Hawaiian rolls. I laid down the bottoms in the pan, coated them in mayonnaise and laid down a layer of provolone cheese.
I got the thinly sliced Rib Eye going in a pan with a little olive oil and tended to my peppers and onions. When the steak and pepper/onion mix were ready, I laid the mixture on top of the cheese.
I pulled two out of the pan and they weren’t quite as pretty as the ones in the time warp video but the ooey-gooey cheese looked appetizing and they smelled fantastic. I called the family to dinner and it was time for the ultimate test. The taste!!
The results were in…
My daughter loved them. My son, the picky eater who hates cheese (see previous post), didn’t care for them. My husband really liked them but recommended that next time I use a regular dinner roll. He felt that the Hawaiian rolls added too much sweetness. I thought they were delicious but of course I was immediately thinking of ways to tweak and improve the recipe.
Overall, I wasn’t disappointed. I would make them again. I filed the recipe under “party foods” because these would be great for say…a Super Bowl party. I don’t think the total time was too bad. And I think the video was easy to follow and the meal was easy to make.
All-in-all, I’m in favor of the time warp videos on Facebook and I’ll be trying other dishes in the very near future.
In the meantime, find one of these videos and put it to the test and let me know how it goes.