Friday, April 24, 2009

10 Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Womansday.com has selected these sandwiches as the 10 Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I just knew that April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. So this month is really the perfect timing to search for the best sandwiches. Look at the pictures below...make me feel very hungry...

1. The $15 Grilled Cheese


This stacked creation was born out of Ontario-based chef Randy Feltis’s adoration for exotic cheeses and thick-cut bread. Melted in between the garlic-, parsley- and butter-seasoned loaf lies a brilliant blend of brie, aged Cheddar, Italian Asiago and Havarti cheeses.
2. Croque Madame
A delectable grilled cheese sandwich coupled with cured meats and topped with a fried egg is one of the many appetizing creations on the menu at Campanile in Los Angeles.

3. Honey-Basil Grilled Cheese


YumSugar, the savvy food column on the Sugar Network, made this delicious sandwich in honor of National Grilled Cheese Month. They crafted this stack of melted goodness with mozzarella, fontina, fresh basil, tomatoes and honey.

4. Grilled Caprese
This salad-turned-sandwich is inspired by Insalata Caprese, a dish consisting of mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil from the Campania region in southwestern Italy. To this we say, “Buon appetito!”

5. Grilled Portobello and Cheese
The Oregon Grille in Cockeysville, Maryland—a quaint eatery surrounded by horse country—is responsible for this rustic white bread explosion, topped with Boursin and provolone cheeses as well as roasted tomato and portobello mushrooms.
6. Stuffed Grilled Cheese Pretzel

You can get six of these stuffed-to-perfection soft pretzels for $28, which sounds expensive, but we say go for it (after all, they’re handmade). Oozing from the plump curves of this toasted treat is real Cheddar cheese, which is also sprinkled on top.

7. Gruyère with Caramelized Onions


This simple creation is one of several hot-sandwich options in celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s book ’Wichcraft. It’s inspired by french onion soup and contains Gruyère cheese with roasted onions on sliced rye bread.

8. Grilled Cheese and Tomatoes


This twist on a Southern classic creates a grilled cheese out of a gourmet version of pimento cheese—made with Gruyère, provolone and piquillo peppers—and is served with a shot of tomato soup at Max’s Wine Dive in Houston.

9. Revamped Grilled Cheese

“The Inner Workings of a College Graduate” blogger, Meghann, decided to overhaul the tasteless grilled cheese sandwiches she ate as a kid. The result? Between two slices of Jenna’s Oatmeal Bread she layers Swiss cheese, goat cheese, apples and spinach—grilled to perfection on a George Foreman Grill.

10. Mozzarella and Provolone with Roasted Tomatoes and Black Olives

Another delicious delight from the ’Wichcraft cookbook, this pizza-inspired creation combines mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, niçoise olives, oregano and aged provolone on country bread. Though traditionally cooked in a sandwich press, it can also be grilled in a pan with olive oil or heated open-face in an oven.

4 comments:

Rain said...

I'm drooling. My favourite combination of food is bread and cheese. I make grilled cheese all the time, but I use baguette and brie usually. Now I've got some new ideas!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD said...

Mmmmm numbers 3 and 4 look soooo yummy. I am going to try those one day.

boya arsila said...

The melting cheese and the bread hmm yummy..and baguette will surely be perfect Rain=)

Rain said...

I'll have some ready for our library date, ha ha! Hmmm, I'd have to get a butler to serve them too....lots of planning for my fantasy library!