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fontina grilled cheese sandwiches w/fig jam for 2

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Vallèe du Willamette, OR

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yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fontina grilled cheese sandwiches w/fig jam for 2

  • 4 slice
    rustic white bread (i baked my own)
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp
    dark aged balsamic vinegar, approximately (trader joe's brand-red label)
  • 3 Tbsp
    fig jam (i like trader joe's brand)
  • 2 slice
    fontina cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter (not margarine)
  • pancetta, prosciutto, bacon strips or tempeh bacon
  • mixed greens, arugula, etc.

How To Make fontina grilled cheese sandwiches w/fig jam for 2

  • 1
    Combine the balsamic vinegar with the fig jam. Divide and spread the jam mixture on two slices of bread.
  • 2
    Add the fontina cheese slices (or grate the cheese) on top of the jam. If using the pancetta or other meat option and the lettuce, add it now to the sandwiches.
  • 3
    Place the other slice of bread of top of each sandwich.
  • 4
    Heat up a skillet on medium heat. Add the butter, olive oil or a little of both.
  • 5
    Brown the sandwiches on each side about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6
    Remove sandwiches to a cutting board. Cut in half or quarters and enjoy.

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