Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled cheese is a simple dish with a lot of history! The ancient Romans combined bread and cheese but it wasn't until the 1920's when the grilling was added. Now in present day we are taking it a step further by adding mushrooms and special seasoning to continue the evolution of grilled cheese!
Phoebe uses the grill two ways to make this delicious mushroom grilled cheese sandwich. First, you need to grill portobello mushrooms seasoned with a small amount of oil and sea salt. The mushrooms are a great way to reduce the amount of cheese and butter in the sandwich, while adding a ton of flavor and protein. Once the mushrooms are ready you can assemble the grilled cheese sandwich by putting a small amount of cheese, sliced shallots and the grilled portobello mushroom on the bread. Once the sandwich is ready, you can place on high heat on the grill, this will allow the bread to get nice and crusty and melt the cheese. Pull your grilled cheese sandwich off the grill and you are ready for a delicious treat!
- ½ pound mixed wild mushrooms
- 4 slices country or sourdough bread (white or whole wheat)
- 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
- ⅓ pound sharp white cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 dash of sea salt
Start by removing the stems from your mushrooms, brush them with a small amount of olive oil (and a dash of salt), and put on your grill. Wait until the mushrooms have begun to release their liquids, about 5 minutes. Place mushrooms on your cutting board and slice into long, thin pieces. Arrange the bread on a work surface and brush on both sides with the garlic butter. Divide the cheese slices among the 4 slices of bread. Top two of the slices with the mushrooms and sliced shallot. Sandwich them together with the remaining bread. Heat a grill pan over a medium-high flame and brush it with olive oil. Grill each sandwich one at a time: cook the sandwich on the first side for 2 minutes, pressing down with a spatula. Rotate the sandwich 90 degrees and cook for an additional minute. Flip the sandwich, and repeat on this side. Remove the sandwich when the cheese is properly melted, and you have nice cross-hatch grill marks on the bread. Makes 2 sandwiches
Duration: 03:50. Last Updated On: 2015-07-16
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.