I just had my last meal as a Vegetarian for a Month. It combined two of the joys of this month: stumbling on great recipes I might otherwise have overlooked; and "spending" the extra calorie budget that comes from not eating meat.
A few days ago, Serious Eats posted a recipe for runny, gooey, crispy toasted cheese sandwiches. I just had one.
I made some modifications. Here's my adaptation:
Runny, Gooey, Crispy Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
4 slices thick, sturdy bread such as sourdough
grated parmesan reggiano (see note)
grated cheese (see note)
- Use any cheese you like. I used Jarlsberg Swiss. Cheddar is what they used in the original recipe.
- Amounts are not listed because you can use whatever you like. For each sandwich, I used about 1/4 cup parmesan and 1 cup grated cheese but I grated them with a Microplane, so they were very fluffy.
Flip again, so the parmesan side is down. Top with the grated cheese and let the parmesan side get crispy, 1-2 minutes. Assemble the sandwich in the pan by flipping half the pieces on the other half (parmesan sides out). Let it heat a little while more, flip and heat the other side until the cheese inside is oozing.