While CTB has already done the GRATUITOUS GRILLED CHEESE SINWICH to great fanfare, one gourmet grilled cheese sandwich just isn’t enough. Anyone whose been to a grilled cheese contest can tell you there’ more than one way to melt congealed milk. At the GRILLED CHEESE INVITATIONAL, I learned that there are as many variations on the grilled cheese as positions in the Kama Sutra. Since CTB is not about to make grilled cheese the exclusive format, allow me to present this grilled piece of awesome for your dining pleasure. In the interest of full disclosure, I just got truffle oil and am totally and positively gay for it. A little dab works like a super lube, revving up the sexy time explosions in your mouth. Alas, I applied the glorious oil to a grilled cheese lunch. I took my first bite while standing and nearly lost my footing. Luckily the girl I was cooking for was able to break my fall or I would have knocked over the precious truffle elixir and likely licked it straight off the floor. By the time we gobbled down our sinwiches, we danced a shuffle from the kitchen into the bedroom without bothering to wash our hands first.
Total time: approximately 8 minutes
Projected cost: $6
Drinking Buddy: RAGING HARD ON LEMONADE
Ingredients (serves 2)
1. 4 slices of wheat bread
2. 2 mini-drizzles truffle oil
3. 1 mozzarella burrata ball
4. 1 handful fresh chopped BASIL
6. 2 small pinches finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
Spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Slice the burrata ball and distribute evenly between two slices. Next add the basil, sun-dried tomato, and truffle oil. Slap the bread together.
Get the pan nice and hot on medium heat first and then throw the sandwiches down. Brown one side of the sandwich, flip, and cover with a top. Cook until the cheese melts and the other side browns (approx 4 min). Slice in half and serve.