Thursday, February 20, 2014

Inside Out Grilled Strawberry and Cheese Sandwich

If melting cheese is your comfort food then here is something sweet and savory....

Crispy crunchy caramelized cheese on the outside and warm melting gooey cheese inside with the sweetness of strawberry.


How many times have you picked up a piece of pizza because it has perfectly browned crisp cheese on it or dipped the chips into the cheese dip to scoop out the brown crunchy spot then this is the right kind of sandwich you would want to give it a try....simply delicious!


Everyone has a family favorite recipe this one is ours. The filling does change from sweet to savory to really spicy one but the cheese on the outside oh! once hooked no one would  forgo that.
A power packed lunch stuffed with cold cut meat and  paired with citrus fruit / veggie salad, ideal for your hectic outdoor schedule or for a school going kid ....


Recipe is pretty simple but these are the tricks to get it right:
1.Cook on low heat for the perfect crisp cheese top on the outside.
2.Use grated cheese( it melts faster) not cut out chunks/ pieces from the block(it melts slowly and burns faster)
3.Be slightly lavish with butter to get desired effect
4.Use nonstick pan.

Ingredients for 1 sandwich:
2 slices of whole wheat bread
Butter -2 tsp or more
Sharp Cheddar Cheese - 2 tbsp
Mozzarella - 1 tbsp ( other cheese like Provolone,Brie  / any savory filling u like)
Strawberry - 1-2 roughly chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper (optional)

Method

1.Heat a nonstick pan on a slow flame spread some butter as it melts spread 1 tbsp of sharp cheddar cheese on the butter approximately the size of bread and immediately place the bread on top.
 (placing the cheese on top of bread and flipping it on top of the pan does not work for me :))
Reduce heat to lowest and let the cheese firm up under the bread for few minutes. Do not try to lift it in the middle, the spatula will be covered with cheese :)) Instead try nudging the side of the bread with back of the spatula gently. If it is sticking to the pan it is still not ready.Once the cheese has firmed it will glide out smoothly from the pan.(make it as brown as u want)

2. Repeat the process for the 2 nd slice (always add butter before cheese so it does not stick) this time place the filling of mozzarella, strawberry and salt and pepper on top while the base is getting cooked.Once the base is done put the first piece on top of  the second one flip once more to evenly heat it.
Enjoy while it is still hot.



I keep a stock of five grated cheese varieties Mozzarella ,Parmesan, Cheddar and two mixed ones to make savory sandwich to go with a nice soup.
Hope to hear from You lovely people out there.

Meena

Here are other ideas from Food Network friends for cheese sandwich.

Jeanette's Healthy Living: Lighted Up Croque Monsieur Grilled Cheese
Blue Apron Blog: The Tastiest Grilled Cheese Fillings
Weelicious: Grilled Cheese and Pickle Panini
Devour: Kelsey's Decadent Grilled Cheese
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Inside Out Grilled Strawberry and Cheese Sandwiches
Daily*Dishin: Grilled Pimento Cheese with Instant Pickles
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Pork Stew in Port Wine Sauce with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Red or Green: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Three Pepper Cheese, Grilled Onions and Pickled Jalapenos
Dishing With Divya: Egg and Mushroom Cheese Sandwich
Domesticate Me: Barbecue Chicken Grilled Cheese
Taste With The Eyes: Bulgogi Panino with Kimchi, Cheddar and Ssamjang Mayo
Virtually Homemade: Creamy Roasted Tomato and Basil Grilled Cheese with Bacon
The Sensitive Epicure: Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Apple, Walnuts and Thyme (Gluten-Free)
FN Dish: 10 Grown-Up Grilled Cheeses

30 comments:

  1. Wow super tempting sandwich. Thank u for sharing

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  2. Love this ooey gooey cheesy sandwich

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  3. omg excellent and interesting sandwich :) looks fantastic meena and love the clicks !!

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  4. Never tried strawberry in sandwich....your pictures r too good Meena as usual.

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  5. wow! super tempting sandwich.. going to try for the kids very soon :-)

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  6. oh this is simple deliciousness...will become our family favourite too ...love to grab the crusty outside ...

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  7. Looks really delicious and I have a cheese loving family too . This will sure be a hit:)

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  8. Omg this is soooooper tempting n soooooper delicious.... Bookmarked

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  9. Awesome Sandwich with fresh strawberries!!!!

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  10. Delicious sandwiches and wonderful clicks

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  11. Awesome presentation...lovely clicks.im sure my kids will love this sandwich . strawberry n cheese ..Yum...

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  12. Sandwiches looks so tempting Meena, love the last click

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  13. Cheese in any form is something that can never be resisted in my home. Oh, God give me some control to resist myself from these cheesy delights..

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  14. sandwich looks really delicious..

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  15. I'm rolling over here. The oozy cheese is simply too good to resist.

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  16. Wow its a grand promotion for sandwich :) .Sandwich achieved its highest rank nothing more need..... what an idea dear..you are excellent.....its so so super..................

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  17. Wonderful sandwich.......... Lovely combo!!

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  18. Looks so delicious.... and juicy.. i loved the toast on the outside the bread very perfect .. drooling clicks

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  19. The pics look so tempting...above that you explained it so well that I could very well imagine that cheese melting in my mouth.....I am now drooling over this post...

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  20. I would love to have it right away! The stringy cheese seems to be tempting and teasing me :-P Couldn't have been more tempting! Great pics as well Meena. Keep it up my friend :D

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  21. As always awesome clicks...we too r a cheese loving family

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  22. That's really an interesting way of making sandwich. Loved the idea and the sandwich :)...will try it.

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  23. This cheesy fruity sandwich sure looks innovative and worth a try!!

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  24. Delicious sandwich this one is more on dessert side than regular sandwich, love those strawberry clicks.

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  25. looks real yummy and delicious....loved all your clicks

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  26. Ooh, I love how the cheese has oozed out. Looks so very tempting. And strawberries and cheese is a combination I have never tried. Looking forward to this one.

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  27. Such a gorgeous stunning sandwich I have never seen before!! I can live on this all day!! and what stunning pics!! am glad I found your blog and fb food page, btw, am sharing some of your gorgeous stuff in my fb page , or you are invited directly to please post your yummy pics on my page Your Everyday cook..thanks

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    1. Thank you so much Radha I am soooo glad u stopped by and u liked my pics,liked my fb that itself is an honor for me.Very rarely I get such good vibes.Please keep coming u motivate me so much. Do share in ur fb if you please.

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