Sandwich Essentials: Grilled Cheese - Pizza Style

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

This is a fun, easy/peasy sandwich to make with items you probably have in your kitchen.

Choose your cheeses, meat, pizza sauce; even the bread, and go for it.

Yesterday, I made a bunch of these, put them on a warming tray on a sideboard in the main dining room and announced they were there. Went in there about a hour later and they were gone. Yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Comments:
Serves:
1
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 2 slice
    bread, your choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, i prefer duke’s
  • 2 Tbsp
    pizza sauce, your favorite, plus more for dipping
  • 2 oz
    cheese, more on this later
  • 8 - 10 slice
    pepperonis, or some ground italian sausage (pre cooked)

How to Make Sandwich Essentials: Grilled Cheese - Pizza Style

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. You will need a small skillet to make this recipe.
  3. Homemade Mayonnaise
    To be sure, there are some good store-bought mayo’s on the market (my all-time favorite is Duke’s) If you live in the South, you have probably seen it on the shelves of your local grocer; however, as you travel North, it becomes as scarce as hen’s teeth.

    If you would like to take a stab at making your own (it really is not all that difficult), check out this recipe:
    Mayonnaise Essentials: Faux Duke’s Version

    Pizza Sauce
    If you are looking for a good Italian pizza sauce, check this one out:
    Italian Essentials: Sardinian Pizza Sauce
  4. What about the cheese?
    I used a mix of mozzarella, provolone, and mild colby, you could use any combination you choose; however, because it is supposed to be a “pizza” grilled cheese I think one of the choices should be mozzarella, or provolone.
  5. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Brush 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise on a slice of bread and lay it mayo-side down into a cold pan.

    Then brush the top portion of the bread with 1 tablespoon of the pizza sauce, followed by the cheese and pepperonis.
  7. Add the second tablespoon of pizza sauce on a side of the other slice of bread and place it, sauce-side down on top of the other slice, and brush the remaining mayo on top.
  8. Set pan to medium, and as it cooks, flip it a few times until the cheese is gooey and melty, and the bread toasty brown, a few minutes on each side.
  9. PLATE/PRESENT
  10. Cut up and serve with some warm pizza sauce for dipping. Enjoy.
  11. Keep the faith and keeping cooking.

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About Sandwich Essentials: Grilled Cheese - Pizza Style

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American



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