Do you still think of grilled cheese sandwiches as a slice of American cheese thrown between two slices of Wonder Bread? The grilled cheese has come a long way and wants it’s day in court to appeal. Be an honorable judge and listen to the cheese plead its case as it melts on your tongue, accompanied by evidence in the form of tomato, avocado and cilantro. Only a cruel monster lacking in taste bud ethics could throw the book at a sandwich so deviously divine. I found this extreme makeover on a childhood classic to be an effective weekend lunch date meal. Grill these babies up, pop in a movie, pretend to yawn and throw your arm around your date. If your game is strong, the vibe is on, than you should be knocking boots ‘til the break of dawn.
Ingredients (for two sandwiches):
1. ½ tablespoon of mayonnaise
2. 4 slices of bread (suggest sourdough/wheat)
3. 1teaspoon of butter
4. 1 tomato sliced thinly
5. 2 handfuls of mozzarella
6. 2 slices of cheddar cheese
7. ½ a sliced avocado
8. A small handful of chopped cilantro
Spread a thin layer of mayo on each side of bread. On one side place the cheddar cheese and tomato; on the other side place the mozzarella, cilantro and avocado slices. Sandwich those babies together and spread a thin layer of butter on each side of the sandwich.
Heat a pan or griddle on medium heat. Place the uncooked sandwich in the pan or griddle and cover with a lid. Cook each side, flipping once when each side has browned. Note: keep an eye on the sandwich because you can easily burn the bread if you are not vigilant. Serve on a plate with some potato chips, soup, a pickle or a compliment.