A Glorious New Alternative for the Infamous American Grilled Cheese Sandwich
By: Amanda Pedrianes
The grilled cheese sandwich has been a staple part of the American diet for a very long time. It is renowned across the world as a wonderfully tasty treat in its many different forms but it’s the all-time American classic, consisting of beautifully buttered bread and delicious slices of cheese happily sizzling away on a skillet. The grilled cheese sandwich or ‘jack’, as it is sometimes known, is very quick and simple to prepare whilst also being incredibly appetising.
There are lots of variations on the melted cheese sandwich, all differing slightly in style and cultural origin. In France, they have concocted the croquet-monsieur which is cheese melted on ham in hearty bread and the Italians are known around the world for their Panini which, with many varied combinations of ingredients, is a very similar idea always involving lots of tasty melted cheese. The British ‘Cheese on Toast’ or ‘Cheese Toastie’ seems to be somewhat unimaginative, in its name and complexity so people in the UK may want to mix things up a little and adopt a more interesting way of doing it!
This recipe takes the snack-like comfort food we all know and love, and upgrades it to dinner table standard with little effort. You’ll be dying to pair this delectable meal with your favourite divine wine!
- Butter (Quantity of spread down to personal preference)
- 1 loaf of Garlic Ciabatta Bread
- Fresh mozzarella cheese
- Wine (Optional, of course!)
Slice the loaf of ciabatta into sandwich sized pieces and butter the outside of the bread.
Then layer kale and fresh mozzarella cheese on the inside.
Grill it on a Panini maker or skillet until it appears a lovely golden brown colour.
This will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. You will need to keep an eye on it but it doesn’t take long!
Add the tomatoes at the end after the sandwich has been grilled, unless you like soggy tomatoes. Don’t forget to pair the finished product with your most favorite wine. I recommend a Sauvignon Blanc because the flavours complement each other perfectly.
Food Blogs wish to thank Amanda for her grilled cheese sandwich recipe.
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