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I used to LIVE on grilled cheese sandwiches in college. Add some bacon here, dip it in some guacamole there, add some freedom fries because I'm hungover and hate myself today - you know the deal.
As I've grown older (note: that doesn't necessarily mean I've grown UP) I still love my grilled cheese sandwiches, but they have become slightly more advanced. I realize that grilled cheese is not the healthiest choice HOWEVER unhealthiness is cancelled out when the sandwich includes chicken or tomatoes...........right? That's what I thought :)
Just a general recipe for a good grilled cheese sandwich:
How easy was that?
For this recipe I had a massive loaf of "Tuscan Bread" (not sure what makes bread Tuscan, but I'll be sure to ask Giada the next time I see her) leftover from a failed attempt at potato soup (sorry Boyfriend!), fresh sliced mozzarella cheese, shredded chicken, and a jar of sundried tomahhtoes. Honestly, my motivation behind this sandwich was to have an excuse to completely house this bread loaf. Ask me if I'm sorry (spoiler alert: I'm not).
Here's whatcha need:
2) 2 slices of Tuscan or other type of very thick bread
3) 6 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
4) 3/4 of a cup of sundried tomatoes
5) 1/2 cup of shredded chicken breast, cooked
Butter the bread in normal grilled cheese fashion and begin assembly. Place 3 of the cheese slices down, top with the shredded chicken, add the sundried tomatoes, and top THAT with the final 3 cheese slices.
I used my panini press to let the sandwich toast up and the cheese melt - about 7 minutes. If you don't have a panini press the stovetop works too!
Just look at that cheesey melty wonderfulness.
What is YOUR ideal grilled cheese sandwich?