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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches You'll Ever Have

Who doesn't love an old-fashioned grilled cheese? Perfect for midnight snacks or curing hangovers, these rich sandwiches always hit the spot. Well, today, Kate from Wit & Delight shares how to make the best two versions, one savory, one sweet...

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches You'll Ever Have
By Kate from Wit & Delight


Hi all! I'm delighted to share two variations on the classic grilled cheese sandwich with you today. I love a good grilled cheese sandwich, and I'm always looking for ways to spice things up. By adding a few unexpected ingredients, you'll satisfy both your sugar and salt cravings with these gooey sandwiches. Enjoy!

Recipe: Savory Grilled Cheese

You'll need:
Sourdough bread
Bacon
Avocado
Hot sauce, like Siracha
White cheddar cheese
Unsalted butter

Fry the bacon until cooked, but not too crispy. Assembled each sandwich with avocado, cooked bacon, cheddar, and hot sauce. Fry the sandwich in the leftover bacon drippings. Grill until bread is brown and cheese is melty.

Recipe: Sweet Grilled Cheese

You'll need:
Multigrain bread
Nutella
Pear
Brie
Salted butter

Spread a layer of Nutella on the bread. Top with thinly sliced pears and brie. Butter both sides of the bread. Grill until the outside is toasted brown and the cheese is melty.
Delicious. Thank you, Kate.

P.S. Best egg sandwich, and best chocolate ice cream.

(Photos by Kate. Thanks to Shoko for her help with this series)

68 comments:

H* said...

OMG this looks delicious!

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AVY said...

Congrats, you just made me even hungrier.

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Elisha(: said...

YUM!!!

Miss Molly said...

suddenly starving after reading this post. omg!

Ana Degenaar said...

I would definitely love that!

The Ls said...

Seriously drooling right now. Such genius combinations!!!!

cecilia said...

sriracha and avocado plus bacon. yum!
i am loving this series!

Nomadic D. said...

I just had lunch. Can I have another? Leave it to Kate to tempt me beyond reason, she always comes up with great stuff!

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Amy Dowell said...

That looks amazing! Bacon and sourdough=winning. ;)

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh yum, both sound super scrumptious and I love the idea of adding a slice of pear in the second combination:) Totally going to try it. Thanks and wish you both a lovely day! xo

shoegirl said...

So trying these - thanks!!

SmartBear said...

Holy smokes that sounds divine! And here I thought I made the best grilled cheese! LOL! My husband could put siracha sauce on EVERYTHING so he will love this.
Best,
Tina

andrea said...

the avacado one sounds so great!(minus the bacon)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Nutella and pear, too. YUM.

Fondly,
Glenda

dina said...

Joanna, thanks for sharing the love and great taste of Kate…my fellow Minnesota gal.

Heather said...

Thanks Jo!

Now I know what to make for dinner tonight.

Savory for me & Hubs
Sweet for my daughter

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Caley said...

holy goodness. yes, please.

The Local Blogger said...

Amazingg! I can't wait to try them both!

Thanks!
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Jamie DeLoz said...

Oh my God, those look amazing! I will be trying the avocado one for sure!

Alyssa said...

I love grilled cheese! If you want more amazzzinnnggg recipes, check out Grilled Cheese Social (it's a blogger blog too, I think). MacKenzie has me craving it all the time!

Laurie said...

Thanks Jo. Just pinned this.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Except for the bacon, I'm on this for dinner tonight - drooling already!

Jes said...

so i know what i am going to be having for my next three meals now!

Brittany Messner said...

Oh dear Lord, I'm drooling. Can't wait to try these! xx -b.

Shelly {Quiet Luxury} said...

I've been blog surfin all week and avocados keep popping up in dishes everywhere. Looks delish.

-Shelly
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Lisa Ng said...

Sweet grilled cheese?! Whoa!

Julie Khuu said...

Avocado and Sriracha?! Ingenious! Something every california girl has right in her backyard! Love this idea!

xo-Julie
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Lindsay said...

I mean really, Siracha and Bacon...my two favorite things..in a sandwich!? Oh man, I think I'm in foodie heaven!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried a sweet sandwich - looks intriguing. The savory one is totally making my mouth water!

HiLLjO said...

YUM! Avocado on just about anything means I want to eat it. Now.

Kassie said...

I love this new weekly feature! Loving the grilled cheese sandwiches, and I can't wait for more!

Allie Todd said...

This is making me so hungry! I am obsessed with avocado.
These look absolutely amazing, I will have to try it out for myself :)

(I'm also loving this food serious... I'm looking forward to the next "best" thing!)

Allie Todd said...

oops *series

Sarah Carlson said...

They look so delicious! I'm craving a sandwich now! Just in time for lunch! Thanks!

ag. said...

I am really loving this series! It's such a great idea and these foods all look SOOOO good! Can't wait to try these combos for grilled cheese! YUM!

musiqueblox said...

Yuuuuummmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

mary @ figwittage said...

Yummy! I'm moving to Atlanta in two weeks and there is this place called Souper Jenny that has amazing grilled cheese sandwiches and soups. SO excited! xx

Kelly said...

I'm going to try both of these ASAP!!

Julia said...

Yum!
My favorite grilled cheese is fig & mozzarella.
Two slices of artisan bread, spread on some fig jam, a few slices of fresh mozzarella, and a couple pieces of prosciutto. Delish!

Mabel and Zora said...

Sweet grilled cheese please!

emily said...

these look heavenly. absolutely love reading your blog with my coffee every morning!

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Mal said...

These both sound amazing! I love grilled cheeses.

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Anonymous said...

oh blimey i've just eaten fish and chips and mushy peas should I do the sweet toasted sarnie for pud too.
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That's Not My Age said...

My favourite meal is melted cheese on toast - a simple pleasure. Delicious.

Ashley C. said...

LOVING this new food series!!! I've making note of every one.

Stacy said...

Amateur question: What heat level should I have my stove on when making a grilled cheese? I always seem to mess this part up and I wouldn't want to ruin those delicious ingredients with burnt toast. Thanks!

Patti said...

I read this post on my train ride home after work and went straight from train to car to grocery. Made the sweet version and am in nutella heaven. I may have to make the savory for my boyfriend next weekend...or maybe sooner! Thanks for the recipes!

fire surrounds glasgow said...

It's such a great idea and these foods all look so good. I like to eat cheese. These are really easy to make and very testy to eat.

Joy said...

2 in one!! Can't wait to try this.

amynicole said...

Yummmmm! I told my husband about this and we bought sougher dough and bacon last night!

Lesleigh said...

This will not be good for my Nutella addiction. Looks super tasty!

aurea @ pricewise events said...

I just love anything grilled cheese! :D But I must try your savory recipe, that might make me have a favorite! :D

Erin * Sparkle + Hay said...

i am in ooy-gooey melted cheese heaven! i would like one of each, please!

Keren, rhymes w/ Heron said...

Have you ever been to the Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ? They specialize in dozens (hundreds) of Grilled Cheese sandwiches! It's a child (and adults' dream!)

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Stephanie said...

Ooh, I've done the pear and brie one, but I topped it with honey and a little bit of ground pepper... I'll have to give it a try with nutella!!

alissa b said...

yum, yum, get in my belly!

thanks for sharing :)

alissa b
http://alissab.us

vintage honeybee said...

My mouth is watering. I have to try these.

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Collections said...

That looks INCREDIBLY delicious.

Collections

Rose said...

Oh, the first two look so amazing. I have a grilled cheese in my lunch every single day. Maybe I need to kick it up a notch!

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

For the vegetarians, may I suggest caramelized shallots in lieu of bacon on the white cheddar sandwich. It's a combination of flavors I absolutely adore!

Kathleen Dames said...

Wow. You had me at sriracha and avocado. The nutella one looks pretty slammin', too.

jaime said...

I just made the savory grilled cheese, and am in LOVE - thank you for such a great article, Joanna! :)

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Carole said...

Nice post. You might like to look at how I do cheese snacks. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/cheese-and-crackers.html

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Nice food.
I wanna eat it right now.

melly said...

I made the savoury sandwich today and damn, it is the best grilled cheese sandwich I ever had!

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i'm dying over the first one.

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