Grilled Macaroni & Cheese Sandwich
So many cheese sandwiches, so little time to make them all. What a creative bunch of lovely Food Bloggers! There are lots of thoughts about this in my head, but I am not as expressive with this as so many of you are. I just come to you with my offering thinking that I am probably one of those true "cheese sandwich" bloggers.
My contribution is a Grilled Mac N' Cheese Sandwich. (Although technically this sandwich was not "grilled".) I am a public servant so I don't have the funds to purchase a much wanted panini grill. Considered using my George Foreman grill or my waffle iron, but I hate the cleanup on those. Instead, I selected my hand me down (from my dear Grandmother) Revere Ware skillet with a copper bottom. It is probably old enough to be considered an antique and I certainly wish I had all of the great food that has been cooked in it. Anyway, I digress.
I truly believe this version of the cheese sandwich is best made with cheap & soft white bread rather than a tasty artisan loaf. Cheap starchy mac gives the innards of this recipe the starch to stick up to becoming the integral part of a sandwich. The recipe could certainly be made with Dreamfields, spelt, or rice pasta but in this case it was straight starch all the way.
The recipe for the mac n' cheese is a truly wonderful recipe which my family loves and has enjoyed many times. As you will see, the recipe can be adapted to include the types of cheese you like the most. This recipe calls for 5 cheeses--sharp & mild cheddar, muenster, monterey jack & yes, velveeta. It is Patti LaBelle's Over The Rainbow Macaroni & Chesse Recipe (easily googled).
Now to the construction of the sandwich. It is quite simple. Place a chunk of the delicious mac n' cheese between 2 pieces of bread. Place at least 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Brown one side and repeat with more butter for the flip side. This really does make a good sandwich and if you have a bit of leftover mac n' cheese, it is worth your time.
Thank you Kalyn & Brother for the fabulous Icons. Am looking forward to reading every single contribution on this topic.