In the home of “The Orange Bee” when it is announced that grilled cheese is on the menu it is consistently met with “ooohhh, aahhh, & mmm…”. My fabulous family thinks of it as comfort food, do you?
The following recipe is not the standard slice of American cheese on white bread version. I don’t use pre-wrapped slices of American cheese, somehow they just don’t have the flavor I think of when I think of cheese. If you love them, so be it, don’t be offended by my opinion. You might however want to try this interpretation of a grilled cheese sandwich. I start with homemade pimento cheese. This concoction will make your mouth water with creamy, gooey, cheesey goodness, a touch of heat in the fresh jalapenos and hot sauce, the punch of capers, the spiciness of green onions and flavorful pimentos. This stuff is without a doubt finger-lickin’ good! The recipe follows.
I want to say a word about my blog. If you read my very first post you might recall I mentioned blogging once a week….well that idea has gone right out the window. I have been rewarded with a considerable amount of pleasure from writing this blog. The challenges in the kitchen are minimal as preparing fresh, delicious meals for my family is standard in the “Orange Bee” kitchen. My family is spoiled to home cooked meals and desserts and that it how it will remain. Blogging simply means more delicious goods coming out of the kitchen. This being said, you might have taken note that I have been blogging more than once a week, this is how it will continue to be. I entertain comments and thoughts from you on the posts and recipes. Thank you for reading. Enjoy!
Grilled Pimento Cheese
8 oz. extra sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
8 oz. sharp yellow cheddar cheese, grated
6 oz. chopped pimento
1/2 cup minced green onion, tops and whites
3 teaspoons capers
1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeded and minced
2/3 cup mayonnaise
3-4 dashes hot sauce or Tabasco
Bread of your choice – I used hearty, nutty ciabatta rolls
Mix all ingredients together. Spread on sliced roll or bread and spread each side of the bread with butter. Grill each side over medium high heat until bread is browned and cheese begins to melt. Prepare to lick your fingers….