This grilled cheese recipe with everything came into existence when one day a line cook wondered what would happen if he put literally everything on a sandwich. Spectacularness ensued.
This grilled cheese recipe with everything came to be one night when a cook at the restaurant run by the authors of the eminently awesome Grilled Cheese Kitchen decided to find out what would happen if he put literally just about everything on a grilled cheese sandwich. Something spectacular happened. As the authors note, you can make all kinds of substitutions with this sandwich—whole-wheat or whole-grain breads will stand in for sourdough and any of a variety of cheeses work quite nicely.–Renee Schettler Rossi
Grilled Cheese With Everything
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- 15 M
- 25 M
- Serves 1 hungry bro
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I'm loving this grilled cheese sandwich. It's very labor-intensive, but it tastes like my favorite club sandwich and a grilled cheese all rolled into one. I started by making the pickled onions in the morning. 1 medium onion yielded 1 cup thin slices, and only a little bit was used to make the sandwich, so I have lots left over for later. They were tangy and mellow with a nice hint of spice. I'm already planning what I can have them on next. There are a lot of steps and ingredients for the sandwich, but the result is worth the effort. We liked that there was only a bit of this and that in the sandwich, not too much of anything. I made 2 of these sandwiches and found that half was enough for me, and my son ate a whole one. The only change I might make is to maybe leave out the pickles. I didn't mind them being there, but my son really dislikes bread and butter pickles, so I left them out of his. I had a piece of his and liked it better without them. I will keep the jalapeño peppers. They weren't too hot and added a freshness to the whole sandwich. I'd make this again, but only on the weekends.
This was a fun sandwich to assemble and came together really easily. It was a hunk of a sandwich and very filling for two middle-aged people. However, a teenager would probably wolf that down pretty quickly. I was amazed at how all the cheeses together created a great harmony of flavors. I used sourdough bread and substituted baby spinach for arugula. It definitely lends itself to variations both in terms of meats and vegetarian versions. For me personally, I would reduce the amount of cheese. Nevertheless, it was a winner and a tasty sandwich. My favorite ingredient was the pickled onions, which were a cinch to make and a lovely condiment with a variety of uses. They'll be a staple in my fridge.