I’m gonna keep this simple… cheese.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE cheese. I mean LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE cheese. Well okay, I despise bleu cheese and goat cheese. Sorry but if smells like butt and feet, I’m not gonna eat it. Yes, I’ve tried it and it’s icky *as she makes that crinkled nose 7 year old yicky face*.
This was lunch today. It was bad, soooooooooooo bad for me so don’t lecture me. I make this *maybe* once a year.
Stuffed Parmesan Crusted Grilled Ham & Cheese…
Yes… yes read that right, STUFFED grilled cheese.
Go on and stare, I’ll wait. It’s pretty isn’t it? I mean absurdly pretty. You are in shock someone ate this yet you secretly are jealous that you didn’t have it. C’mon admit it. You want it. You wanna feel that ooey gooey melty cheeses on your lips. The crispness of the bread and the sweet saltiness of the ham.
How’s that work you ask? Well normal grilled cheese that your mama used to make was what.. 2 slices of white bread, butter on the outsides and a few slices of sandwich cheese in the middle. Placed in a hot pan, cooked for a few minutes on each side until they were browned (if you’re like my Mom, sorta more than browned on 1 side). She was an awesome cook but she couldn’t make grilled cheese without burning on side.
I had some thick sliced leftover bread from making Mr. Fantabulous French toast again this morning so I made a pocket in each slice. Stuffed them with various smoked cheeses. Buttered the outsides very lightly. Placed one buttered side down in a medium heat pan. Added more cheese and ham then topped with another lightly buttered stuffed piece of bread (butter side up).
Now here’s the key.. STEAM! I placed a lid on the pan to allow the cheeses to melt first. After a few minutes I took off the lid and flipped it. Now the one side was slightly browned. So while the bottom was grilling I made Parmesan paste-type mixture and slathered the top with that. After a couple of minutes I re-flipped the sandwich. Slathered some of the Parmesan paste on the top. Waited a minute and flipped one more time.
This was awesome. Yes my arteries clogged slightly on this but every once in a blue moon, you just need to cheese binge.
The ONLY thing this was missing was pickles. *sigh*
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go work out for 6 hours!