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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Inside-out Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This crispy, crunchy, cheesy masterpiece is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich.

You know how once in a while you run across a slice of pizza where some of the cheese has dripped over the edge and caramelized onto the bottom of the crust? 

You know how when you bite into that delicious deformity you think to yourself, "why can't the whole thing be like this?"

Well, it can. 

For this to work properly,
  1. I love Teddy's homemade bread but for this use only, nutritionally insignificant white bread. 
  2. Use a nice sharp cheddar cheese. 
  3. Be sure to use a quality non-stick pan over medium to medium-low heat. 
For how to make this wonderful grilled cheese sandwich go to:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlTCkNkfmRY

This has changed forever how I look at a grilled cheese sandwich! 

The only modification that I make is to add onion.

On Wednesday & Thursday mornings, Teddy volunteers at a local thrift store and I'm on my own for breakfast...............So.....last Thursday...

...Buoyed up by my success in making
the inside-out sandwich, I decided
 to experiment with what I call
 "Inside-out cooking".

In a flash of inspiration I made 
an inside-out cheese omelet
 shown here.

If I do say so myself, it turned out nicely. I proceeded to make a regular omelet but after I folded it I added shredded cheddar to the outsides and caramelized it the same way as for the grilled cheese. That plus a cup of hot black coffee, toast and the morning paper crossword made for a very nice breakfast.

Nulla vit melior quam bona.



Hairog said...

I much prefer toasted cheese. As sharp a cheddar as you can stand placed in a very thin layer over pre-toasted bread.

Put in broiler until cheese is turning brown and bubbly.


Larry said...

Ah yes, I do that too but I put a layer of tuna salad between the cheese and the toast.