Grilled cheese sandwich is a wonderful thing.
In my world, it definitely is so.
Grilled cheese sandwich means comfort.
Grilled cheese sandwich means a piece of home that you can take wherever you go.
Grilled cheese sandwich means simple perfection.
The grilled cheese sandwich I am going to show you might be slightly different from a typical one, but man, is it good. There’s a chili pepper for a nice punch, there’s cream cheese for more creaminess and flavor, and there are crumbled tortilla chips inside for some special extra crunch.
And yes, you are guessing right, it tastes so good…
To prepare one (1) sandwich, you will need these ingredients.
1. First, wash, dry, cut in half lengthwise, and seed one chili pepper.
The picture shows two peppers because I was preparing two sandwiches. (And I also wanted to have both red and green pepper in my sandwich. I am this mischievous.)
2. Place the pepper on a hot pan and roast it for about 8 minutes, until it gets softer.
If brown spots appear on the pepper as it roasts, that’s okay. Just remove the spots with a knife before assembling the sandwich.
3. Grate the cheese.
You can use any cheese you like. I am using a very pale colored kind of cheddar here.
4. Crumble the tortilla chips.
These are barbecue flavored. Yum!
5. And now we can assemble the sandwich.
Spread 1 tbsp butter on one of the bread slices.
6. Add half the amount of cheese.
7. Add the pepper.
8. Add the tortilla chips crumbs.
9. Then add the rest of the cheese.
10. Spread 1 tbsp cream cheese on the other slice of bread.
11. And put the slices together.
12. In a medium pan, melt 1 tbsp butter.
13. Place the sandwich in the pan and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Gently move the sandwich around to allow the butter to soak into the bread.
Serve warm with tortilla chips.
Enjoy, dear friends.
(This recipe was adapted from www.closetcooking.com. The recipe makes 1 sandwich.)
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