Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Nov 15, 2013

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Grilled cheese may be the greatest comfort food of all time. I remember eating grilled cheese and tomato soup with crackers in it on rainy days while my mom told me to close my mouth while I chewed. I’ve come a long way since then and can now chew with my mouth closed. I can even use a napkin correctly. What I cannot do and never will be able to do is give up grilled cheese. Here is a link I think you will all enjoy. www.grilledcheeseacademy.com. This website gives recipes for gourmet grilled cheese. These recipes are so good you could invite your boss over, pull out the fine china, and serve a grilled cheese sandwich with pride. This is something you’ll have to check out for yourself. Make sure you turn the volume on so the voice-over lady can read descriptions of each sandwich to you in a seductive voice.

Here is one example of a sandwich recipe they share that I served to guests.

    The Lil Kahuna
    Cooking Directions
    Heat a sauté pan over high heat. Add olive oil and pineapple slices; cook each side for about 1 minute to caramelize. Remove pineapple and return pan to heat. Add onions and peppers and sauté 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    Heat large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 4 slices of bread. Top each with 1 slice Pepper Jack, 2 ounces ham, 1 pineapple ring, 1/4 of the peppers and onions, and another slice of Pepper Jack, in that order. Place tops on sandwiches. Spread tops with about 1/2 tablespoon butter and grill until sandwiches are golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, turning once during grilling and adding additional butter to pan, if necessary.
    No. of Servings: 4
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    4 fresh or canned sliced pineapple rings
    1 yellow or Spanish onion, sliced about 1/8″ thick
    1 large red bell pepper, sliced about 1/8″ thick
    6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature, divided
    4 slices King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread, split
    8 slices Wisconsin Pepper Jack cheese
    8 ounces smoked ham, sliced

Thank you Wisconsin Cheese. You have made sharing our childhood easier.

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