chilly nights = gourmet grilled cheese


I know that sounds crazy in August, but we're going through a much needed cool spell right now in Oklahoma, and well, as the mercury drops, most of us get HUNGRY for something savory.  So, I'm going to share one of our family favorites for those chilly nights.  It's gourmet/grown up grilled cheese sandwiches.  It's important that you don't skimp on ingredients, quality is really important here.  I'll give you the basic recipe, and some options you could add later as you explore the wonderful land of le fromage.

You'll need a panini maker,  a george foreman, or even a regular griddle to make this sandwich.  If you don't have any of the above, try a frying pan- placing a weight on the sandwich as it grills- make sure to flip it once browned.

Gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwiches

Makes 4 sandwiches

good sourdough bread- sliced
1/2 stick butter softened (the real thang)
2 cloves  garlic minced
kosher salt

Mix, butter, minced garlic and a smidge of salt- butter both sides of each slice of bread. set aside
heat up your griddle
mix a combination of 3 of your favorite cheeses, here are some recommendations:
pecorino romano
Parmesan (not the powdered stuff:)

Once your pan is heated   you can start constructing.  It's nice to have the griddle heated and to have a great selection of add ons for your grilled cheese such as :  fresh spinach, bacon bits, ham, dijon mustard, horseradish, onion, tomato, sprouts, avocado.........and on and on and on- the possibilities are endless.

Make your sandwich, place it on the griddle, close cover if applicable, and remove once the sandwich has browned, and cheese has melted. 

You'll thank me later- this is fun, easy, and oooooooooooooh so yummy in your tummy.  Let me know what you think once you've tried this.

Have a great evening friends- bundle up:)

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