Saturday, March 3, 2012

Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Pickles and Potato Chips

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My husband doubted me on this one.



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He thought the chips would get, "...soggy."


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The fastest way to get me to do something...

is to tell me it can't be done.



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Meet my husband's lunch. 

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He knows me so well. ;)

Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Pickles and Potato Chips

You'll need:

2 pieces of bread
3 slices of American Cheese
thinly sliced pickle slices, dabbed dry
1 thin slice of tomato
Good handful of potato chips (Ridged chips work best)
tablespoon of butter

Directions:

(Assemble bottom to top: bread, cheese 1, pickles, tomato, cheese 2, chips, cheese  3, bread)

Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium heat, once bubbling carefully add your sandwich.

Lightly press the sandwich down with a spatula or here I used a pot lid just to apply a little pressure to the sandwich.

After about 3-4 minutes, lift sandwich up, add the other 1/2 tablespoon of butter and flip the sandwich to grill the other side. (At this point you may want to turn the heat to low...you don't want the sandwich to cook too quickly because you need the cheese to melt...)

Again, apply light pressure to the sandwich.

After another 3-4 minutes or so, turn off the heat. (If cheese still isn't totally melted, allow the sandwich to sit in the pan covered for a few more minutes.)

Slice with a serrated knife and enjoy!

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15 comments:

Holly said...

I would have never thought to put these ingredients together! pickles on my grilled cheese? potato chips? I'm intrigued and surprisingly want to try this out!

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Now that is a grilled cheese sandwich. I will give this a try tonight!

Aarthi said...

yummy recipe

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Jane said...

hahaha, I am the same way. If you tell me it can't be done, I will do it so fast! This sounds sooo good!

Morgan said...

Oh this brought back memories of my first pregnancy, this is almost an exact replica of my craving sandwich! :o)

Big Dude said...

That is a great looking sandwich and the chips certainly kick it up a notch - I must try it. Great shot of it too.

The Lovin' Forkful said...

Wow! My mouth is literally watering, looking at this photo! I definitely want to give this a try.

Karen said...

One of my favorite sandwiches has BBQ potato chips in it....this is right up my alley. Yum!

Mary said...

Now that is a sandwich. I love to visit here. I never leave empty hand and always have an idea or recipe to add to my collection. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

Thanks for the comments all :) I want to make these again soon...with ham too!

Jenn said...

lol.. I love it - not only the sandwich, but that you proved your husband wrong!! I love doing that to Chris :)

Nuts about food said...

My sister used to do that, put potato chips and french fries inside her sandwiches and hamburgers. I must say that grilled cheese looks incredible and it is amazing how crisp the chips look beneath all that oozy cheese.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my, that does look like an amazing grilled cheese! My husband is a potato chip fanatic - he would love this.

Claire said...

I Stumbled onto this page about 25 minutes ago and thought "Why not?" I just happened to have all of the ingredients in (although I used Emmental cheese slices) and decided it would do very nicely for my tea. Overall a success! It was my first proper grilled cheese sandwich (I'm British), which was interesting. The filling was very tasty, though I did find my (ridged, cheese and onion) crisps didn't hold their crunch as much as I would have liked. I also wasn't very keen on the outermost component. A delicious filling sandwiched between two slices of full English breakfast style fried bread? I found it overly greasy and it detracted from the gently oozing cheese filling. Perhaps I didn't get the butter hot enough (I didn't want it to burn) and as a result it penetrated too far into the bread, or maybe I just needed to use less butter than the recipe called for. I think I will definitely use this filling again, but I'll try and find a way to scale right back on the amount of fat used for cooking - digging out my parents' old cheese toastie machine might be the way to go.

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

I just made several combinations of grilled cheese sandwiches last Sunday for a little "gathering". Darn, I wish I would have seen this sooner, I would have thrown it into the mix. Sounds delicious and would make for great conversation. I love pickles in anything.