Sunday, October 02, 2005

"Grown Up" Grilled Cheese

Tasty dinner I had this evening with some tomato soup.

1 tbs unsalted butter
2 slices fresh sourdough bread, sliced about 1/2 inch thick
about 2 tbs freshly grated parmigiano regianno
freshly ground black pepper

Heat butter in non-stick skillet over med-hi heat. Let sizzle and foam, but not brown. Place one slice of bread in pan, top with cheese and pepper, then the other slice of bread. (Ok, I'm sure you know how to make a grilled cheese.) Press the sandwich down. Regulate the heat so that the cheese melts and the bread browns evenly. Flip, cook for a few minutes more and enjoy!

I know I did. Oh, and I can't take credit for the idea. I got it from Cooking for Mr. Latte, which I highly enjoyed and recommend to all you foodies out there.


  1. By the way, splurge and by the real deal Parm. Look for the rind on the end to ensure it's truly the good stuff. It's a bit pricey, but it is SO RIDICULOUSLY WORTH IT! I can't believe the difference between it and the stuff I was getting to save a few bucks.

  2. A grilled cheese with parm cheese? Interesting. I might just have to try.

  3. sister, do you own that book? NPL doesn't have it so you'll have to bring it for me to read it.

    Do you know what gorgonzola cheese tastes like? I made it a goal of mine to try a new cheese every month but then I get afraid that I'll spend major moola on a cheese I don't end up liking... what about the fresh mozzarella stored in water?

  4. Sister, I don't own the book, I checked it out from the library here in KC. It's definitely worth owning, though.

    I haven't tried gorgonzola (it's a blue cheese, right?), cause I'm a little frightened by cheese. Fresh mozz is tasty, though a bit hard to work with. Giada is right, though, that freezing it for about 20 minutes helps. I've only used it a couple of times. I usually go with pregrated. I'm a hypocrite, I know.

    Interesting goal, by the way.