Grown-Up Grilled Cheese
Cara J Mastrangello
2 slicewhole grain bread
2 slicepepper-jack cheese (sliced thin)
1 sliceprovolone cheese (sliced thin)
4 slicethin-cut deli style ham
few slicevery thin sliced tomato
fewpieces of thinly sliced onion
fewpieces of thinly sliced bell pepper
1 tspsriracha mayo
·dill pickle slices, banana pepper slices, etc (optional)
How to Make Grown-Up Grilled Cheese
- I recommend using a sandwich press/sandwich griddle for these, it is much easier than trying to keep it together and flip in a pan.
- While the sandwich press heats up, lightly butter/spray one side of each slice of bread.
On a non buttered side start the sandwich layers. 1 piece of pepper-jack, 2 thin deli slices of ham, the sliced tomato, onion, and bell peppers, 1 slice provolone, 2 thin deli slices of ham and 1 slice of pepper-jack. Top with last slice of bread (make sure buttered sides are out, I know usually goes without saying but some days ....)
- Stick on the sandwich press and carefully close all the way. Cook about 2-3 minutes and check. Cheese should be melted and gooey and bread light golden brown. MMM.
Put on a plate and carefully open just enough to drizzle some Sriracha Mayo inside and stuff with a few pickles/peppers if desired.
- Just in case you don't have a recipe for Sriracha Mayo, this is one that I use and keep on hand.
3/4 cup mayo
4 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp soy sauce
Mix in a bowl until smooth, refrigerate any leftover.