cheesy does it

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By Carole Davis
from Upper Arlington, OH

This is Ina Garten's best recipe. I serve it with my roasted tomato soup

serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For cheesy does it

  • 12 slice
    cooked bacon
  • 1 c
    good mayo
  • 1/4 c
    djion mustard
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    loaf of country white bread sliced thick
  • 6 Tbsp
    salted butter
  • 6 oz
    gruyere cheese
  • 6 oz
    extra sharp cheddar

How To Make cheesy does it

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the bacon on a baking rack set over a sheet pan in a single layer and roast for 20 to 30 minutes, until nicely browned. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels and cut in 1-inch pieces.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Lay 12 slices of bread on a board and spread each one lightly with butter. Flip the slices and spread each one generously with the mayonnaise mixture. Don't neglect the corners!
  • 3
    Grate the cheeses in a food processor fitted with the largest grating disk and combine. Distribute the bacon evenly on half the slices of bread. Pile 1/3 cup grated cheese evenly on top of the bacon and top with the remaining bread slices, sauce side down.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, heat an electric panini press. When the press is hot, cook the sandwiches for 3 to 5 minutes in batches until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. Allow to cool for 2 minutes. Cut in half and serve warm.
  • 5
    If you don't have a panni then cook on the griddle and weight down with a plate.

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