Monday, January 9, 2012

Grilled Avocado and Cheese Sandwich

This is what we had for lunch today and it was so yummy I just had to share. Right now is a good time for avocados and no one loves a good avocado as much as I do....well, maybe someone does. My point is I REALLY like them. I also love grilled cheese, especially on a cold, drizzly day like today. So, a combination of the two was inevitable and it was as simple as......well, as a grilled cheese sandwich. :-)

2 Slices of your favorite bread
As many avocado slices as you want and can keep from sliding off the bread.
Tomato slices (again as many as you want).
4 thin slices of Colby Jack Cheese (or whatever kind of good-melting cheese you like).
Margarine or butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet over medium heat (or 300 if you're using an electric griddle). Butter the bread and lay one slice butter side down on a griddle or in a skillet. Layer 2 slices of cheese, avocado, and tomato on that first slice of bread. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper, and top with remaining two slices of cheese. Top all of that with your second slice of buttered bread, butter side up. When the first side is golden brown, take two spatulas (because the avocado and tomato like to slide around) and turn the sandwich. When the second side is golden brown and your cheese is all nice and melty, move it to a plate and enjoy!

I like thick slices of avocado, but thinner might be easier to handle if you prefer that. I also like wheat bread, but a good sourdough or ciabatta would probably be awesome. Just make sure you have enough seasoning inside the sandwich that the flavors don't get lost in the bread. There are so many cool combinations you could come up with for grilled cheese sandwiches. I may just have to do a dedicated blog on several different combos. I would need a few people to help me eat all the experiments though. ;-)

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