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Sourdough grilled cheese on a plate with salad

Sourdough Grilled Cheese

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

A seriously melty sourdough grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate comfort food. Add sliced apple and truffle salami to transform into something elevated and worthy of any lunch or dinner. Want to take it to the next level? Use freshly grated extra sharp cheddar! Serve with a big salad or a bowl of tomato soup!

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
Sourdough grilled cheese on a plate with salad
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Sourdough Grilled Cheese

A seriously melty sourdough grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate comfort food. Add sliced apple and truffle salami to transform into something elevated and worthy of any lunch or dinner. Want to take it to the next level? Use freshly grated extra sharp cheddar! Serve with a big salad or a bowl of tomato soup!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple and cheddar, melted cheese
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 928kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned

Equipment

  • Skillet or griddle

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature, divided
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 large apple cored, cut into half moons
  • 2 oz truffle salami or other Italian cured meat, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  • Assemble the grilled cheese. Preheat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat, then coat with cooking spray. Spread a thin layer of butter onto each slice of bread. Turn bread over., then place ¼ of the grated cheese on a slice of bread. Top with a layer of apples and salami, then add another ¼ of grated cheese. 
  • Finish assembling. Take top slice of bread and spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on top, then flip and place mustard side down on top of sandwich. Set aside and assemble remaining sandwich.
  • Cook the grilled cheese sandwich. Carefully place sandwiches in pre-heated skillet and cook until cheese has melted and bread is golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve immediately.
    Cooking a sourdough grilled cheese in a skillet

Notes

  1. Don't use super thick slices of bread. If the bread is too thick, it'll brown before the cheese melts. No good! Stick to ½" to thinner!
  2. Use high quality ingredients! This is the easiest way to take your grilled cheese sandwich to the next level. We recommend sourdough, extra sharp cheddar (freshly grated, if possible!), and your favorite salami!
  3. Corner to corner coating. What do we mean by that? Schmear the butter from edge to edge before cooking the grilled cheese. You want your bread to be entirely golden brown, right? Trust us -- butter is the key!
  4. Make sure any additions are cut evenly. It's helpful for the apple and salami to be sliced in a similar thickness!
  5. Don't raise the heat! I know it's tempting to cook over medium-high, but keep the temperature at medium-low. This allows the cheese to melt on the inside before the crust gets too dark!

Nutrition

Calories: 928kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1740mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1730IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 899mg | Iron: 3mg
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