Ah, fire cheese. It’s how my 2 year-old nephew refers to all forms of delicious melted cheese, whether he finds it in quesadillas, on pizza or in this case, a grilled cheese sandwich. This here recipe isn’t much of a recipe. Rather it’s some weeknight inspiration for getting food onto the table – quick! We made 2 versions tonight: one with apple and sharp cheddar; the other with tomatoes, spinach, fresh basil and parmesan. Both were devoured.
- Whole grain sliced bread
- Cheese of your choice, grated (go crazy and use multiple cheeses in 1 sandwich)
- Thinly sliced toppings of your choice (try pears, apples, tomatoes, smoked tofu, spinach – the options are endless)
- Butter or margarine, optional
- Haul out the under-used waffle iron and set it to medium heat. Meanwhile, assemble your sandwiches. If using butter or margarine, lightly spread on the outside of the bread.
- Place your sandwiches in the waffle iron and squeeze the lid shut. Let cook until the top and bottom of your grilled cheese is golden and crispy, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from the waffle iron and serve with a side soup, salad or sliced fruit. But be careful! The deliciously cheesy inside is HOT – hence the term fire cheese 🙂
Thanks to my fave magazine, Real Simple, for providing the inspiration. I can’t wait to re-purpose my other rarely-used kitchen appliances.