Thursday, April 5, 2012
It's National Grilled Cheese month! And I am a grilled cheese lover. This month I'm going all out and making amazing, innovative, and down-right tasty grilled cheese sandwiches.
Today I bring you a pizza inspired grilled cheese. Yet, this sandwich tasted like so much more than a pizza. It was delicious, gooey, and definitely restaurant worthy.
To make 4 sandwiches you will need:
8 slices country artisan bread
4 slices mozzarella cheese
4 big slices of tomato
Salt and Pepper
1 onion, sliced
20 kalamata olives, butterflied
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
4 slices provolone cheese
1. Place tomato slices on a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for about 5-7 minutes.
2. Saute onions in a little bit of olive oil over medium-high heat until translucent. About 5 minutes.
3. Assemble sandwiches. Drizzle olive oil on one side of each slice of bread. Stack in pairs with the oiled sides facing each other. Top each stack with mozzarella, then tomato, then onion, then olives. Sprinkle with oregano and basil. Top each stack with provolone. When you are ready to cook them just take the stack, leaving the bottom slice) and place it in the pan. Take the remaining slice and put it on top.
4. Cook over medium heat until each side is browned and cheese is melted.