Grilled cheese isn’t only a comfort food; it’s a delicacy.
There’s at least one restaurant in Austin, Texas, dedicated to nothing but grilled cheese. I hear they start at $15.
You can make a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich much more cost-effectively in your own home.
It starts with Borden’s Grilled Cheese Melts, individually wrapped slices of cheese specially formulated to melt blissfully into the buttery, bready goodness of your sandwich.
Borden’s Grilled Cheese Melts are an American cheese food product designed to dissolve into melted goodness in your sandwich.
My little guy was sick last week, and he wanted grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch. So when I ran to Brookshire’s after dropping his big brother off at school, I grabbed a package of these slices, knowing it would make lunchtime easier.
The slices were delicious, melting beautifully while maintaining tons of flavor, but we didn’t stop at your basic grilled cheese.
You see, a friend of mine had posted a recipe on social media for a grilled sandwich crusted in parmesan cheese. I had to try it!
Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese
4 slices whole-wheat bread
2 Tbs butter, softened
4 slices Borden’s Grilled Cheese Melts
4 Tbs parmesan cheese, grated
Place 2 slices of Borden’s Grilled Cheese Melts between 2 slices of whole-wheat bread, adding whatever extras you desire (bacon, avocado, tomatoes, etc…). Press sandwich together firmly, but be careful not to “smush” it. Butter each side of the bread. Press buttered bread into grated parmesan, dividing evenly across the entirety of the bread. Heat griddle to medium. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread onto griddle; cook until bread and cheese are golden-brown and filling is beginning to melt, about 4 minutes. Flip; grill until bread and cheese are crispy and golden-brown, about another 4 minutes. Slide onto plate and serve immediately.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 553, Calories from Fat: 351, Fat: 39 g (24 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 111 mg, Sodium: 1251 mg, Potassium: 146 mg, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 3 g, Protein: 25 g
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