A Grilled Cheese Pageant

by Michelle on April 10, 2009

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I’ve decided to post a weekly Grilled Cheese recipe. I love Grilled Cheese and when I was in school I lived on Grilled Cheese, day in and day out, and never tired of the wonderful taste and unending concoctions.

One of my Twitter buddies, Panini Kathy, is hosting a Grilled Cheese Pageant and I am entering Mr. Tastebud’s scrumptious Grilled Cheese with Cheddar and Provolone, Tomato and Bacon on WW Bread.

This week for Tyler Florence Fridays I made his Grilled Cheese from the Food Network series Soup and Sammie. First I made Tyler’s recipe and I used Granny Smith Apples. And they were very good, except I thought the Dijon Mustard and Apple were fighting for taste control.

But for my second sandwich I used Provolone, bacon, Granny Smith Apple on Sourdough Bread. I’m not much of a condiment person so I eliminated the Dijon Mustard. Loved it! I’m thinking Pear would be a good alternative too!!

Of course Mr. Tastebuds had to show me up with his Grilled Cheese du Jour and made a Grilled Cheese on WW bread with Cheddar Cheese, Provolone Cheese, Bacon and Tomato!

Grilled Cheese
Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence

8 slices country-style white bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
12 ounces farmhouse Cheddar, sliced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 slices bacon, cooked to desired doneness
1 green apple, thinly sliced
Dijon mustard
Directions
Heat griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat. Alternatively you can use your panini press if you have one.

Assemble sandwich: Generously spread Dijon on 4 slices of bread. Top with slices of Cheddar, 3 pieces of bacon, apple slices and additional Cheddar. Place the remaining bread on top and spread with butter. Place on skillet buttered-side down and butter the remaining side. Cook until cheese is slightly melted and bread is browned. Flip the sandwich and continue to cook until cheese is thoroughly melted and sandwich is golden brown.

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  • Kathy - Panini Happy April 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    These look so fantastic. I agree, Dijon sometimes likes to steal the spotlight :-) Thanks for entering the Pageant!

  • Brian Meagher April 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Mmmm… great looking sandwiches and photos!I don’t think I’ve ever tried dijon on a GC, but now I have to!There is a favorite grilled cheese I do really love, but to make it authentic, you have to actually bake the bread. Not a big deal if you like baking bread, and the results are wonderful!Kevin Weeks makes James Beard’s bread for the ultimate GC sammie:http://bit.ly/EmSHANice job Michelle!

  • Bron April 10, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    This is exactly want I want to eat right now, perfectly golden and delicious! So pleased to have found your blog!

  • Allen of Eating Out Loud April 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Beautiful! I just a grilled the other day with dijon and a mix of smoked cheese and gruyere. I love any type of sandwich but especially the ones with melted cheese :-)

  • leanne April 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    This looks wonderful. My kids live on grilled cheese too or at least they want to.

  • Kim April 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    All the pictures are making me drool! I wish people would pay more attention to the grilled cheese sandwich. It certainly deserves the spotlight. Look the idea of a grilled cheese pageant. Great post!

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies April 10, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I would like to be there for your taste-off. Please send me your address and a map. I will bring my own napkin, and beer!Love the trio of sammies, great theme!

  • Debinhawaii April 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    All three of the sandwiches looks gooey and delicious. Any one of them would be perfect in the pageant!

  • Kathleen April 10, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    When I first saw the pic, I thought, Michelle is having a bad day…LOL..that’s what you said on my faux grilled cheese post for April 1st..:)They all look good..I don’t know which to have??A quarter of each??where’s the tomato soup??Happy Easter, Michelle..

  • natalia April 11, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Ciao ! i didn’t imagine there was a grilled cheese month but I agree I love it and must try your sandwiches !!

  • LunaCafe April 11, 2009 at 12:59 am

    But wasn’t March LAST month? LOL. Anyway, who cares what month it is, grilled cheese sandwiches are to die for. I think we eat them at least twice a week. Whenever I make them, I see that scene in an old Johnnie Depp movie where he and his girlfriend “grill” them on the ironing board with a hot iron. Great photos!

  • cantbelieveweate April 11, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Oh YUM. Seriously. Apple. Bacon. Cheese. What’s not to love?

  • Michelle April 11, 2009 at 1:38 am

    LunaCafe, LOLLLOLLOL!I made a mistake and typed March and you’re right it’s April and April is National Grilled Cheese Month. You’re the first to notice!

  • Joanne April 11, 2009 at 1:50 am

    These look like everything grilled cheese could hope for and more!

  • Megan April 11, 2009 at 4:10 am

    National Grilled Cheese Month? I’m in. Love love love the cheese. Really.Wait until I tell the kids!

  • Esi April 11, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Yummmm, looks so great!

  • Jenny April 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

    It’s a grill cheese marathon! A new one for each day of the week maybe? :-)Try turkey, provolone, bacon and pears. Your grilled cheeses look great, almost breakfast food too.

  • Peculiar Whimsy April 11, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I sneak in a little blue cheese & tomato with my cheddar cheese sandwich and it’s heaven!

  • Lynn@ The Vintage Nest April 11, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Your recipes are to die for. I am a true cheese lover and didn’t know this month was Grilled Cheese month so I will have to honor it with a special cheese sammie meal. Brie and green apples and smoked turkey sandwiches are good too!

  • Lisa April 11, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Fun ideas! There’s nothing like a good grilled cheese sandwich.

  • She'sSewPretty April 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Oh my goodness! Those sandwiches look so good!

  • Elyse April 13, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Mmm, grilled cheese is such an amazing comfort food. I love your idea to replace the apple with pear. So many options! Your grilled cheese looks amazing. I need to make one for myself right now! My mom used to make her in college on an ironing board–she’s wrap the sandwich in aluminum foil and iron over it!

  • Kayte April 15, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Can I have one right now…this looks so great! Wow. All that cheesy goodness. I need to learn how to do it this way.

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