Monday, July 20, 2009

Grilled Cheese

Russ and I eat a lot of soup and sandwiches; in fact we love them so much that we have our own soup/ sandwich plates.

After watching an Oprah episode where Gail traveled to find the best sandwich, and gave 5 stars to a grilled cheese sandwich, I tried last night to duplicate it.

This is the original recipe:

Café Muse's Grilled Cheese Sandwich

1 slice Havarti cheese

1 slice mozzarella cheese

1 slice Danish fontina cheese

1/2 Tbsp. butter , softened (for best results, use high-quality butter)

Honey from a squeeze bear bottle

1 tsp. fresh basil , chopped

2 slices tomato

2 slices bread (organic multigrain bread works best)

Sauté pan large enough for 2 slices of bread

Butter bread on one side with melted butter. Place in pan, butter side down, over medium-low heat. Place mozzarella on one half of the bread and fontina and Havarti on the other. Cook until golden on bottom and cheese begins to melt. Place tomato on mozzarella side and honey on fotina/Havarti side. Place under broiler for a few minutes to heat up tomato. Sprinkle basil and assemble sandwich.

What I did:

1 slice Havarti cheese

1 slice fontina cheese

1/2 Tbsp. butter

Honey from a squeeze bear bottle

1 tsp. fresh basil , whole leaf

1 thin slice tomato

2 slices bread, three cheese semolina

I used my Panini press and everything worked very well. There was more then enough cheese without the mozzarella.

All in all it was very good, but not 5 stars worthy. I think next time I would use pesto instead of the fresh basil, maybe add some more tomato, and add a dash of the garlic and wine seasoning from The Melting pot.

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