Twist the familiar with Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches made with artisan cheese and bread
Recipe makes ONE Sandwich:
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 slices cheddar cheese
French, Italian or artisan bread
1 tablespoon mayonnaise or butter
1 tablespoon mustard or pesto
2 slices cooked bacon
2 slices grilled tomato
Cut two slices of bread on an angle about 1/2 inch thick using a serrated knife.
Spread with butter or mayonnaise on the two outside pieces.
Heat a frying pan to about 350-degres
Drop the first slice of bread, butter or mayo side down, top with Swiss cheese.
Drop the second slice of bread on the grill and top with mustard (or pesto) and cheddar cheese.
Top with two slices of cooked bacon and two slices of grilled tomato.
Flip the first slice swiss cheese) onto the side with tomatoes
Cover with a lid to keep the steam in and help the cheese melt.
Serve with Tomato Basil Soup (see recipe in soup chapter)
*Try mayonnaise instead of butter when grilling grilled cheese sandwiches, it caramelized beautifully!
* Texas Toast also works great for grilled cheese sandwiches.
Thin white bread and American cheese are not cool...