Oct 5, 2013

Apple Week: Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

Apple Week continues!! Today I am putting the lovely little apple in my very favorite kind of food.

My favorite food of all time is a sandwich.

I love sandwiches. When eating out, I am pretty sure I could always eat anywhere that serves sandwiches.

When I am pregnant, which I am NOT currently...just thought I should clarify that, I don't eat lunch meat. It kind of breaks my little hungry heart to give it up. I mean seriously, when I am at my hungriest, literally growing another human, I can't eat my very favorite food.

Oh well, their cute and squishy little faces are worth the sacrifice, right? Right!

You can guarantee though, the day I have that wee little squishy baby and we are all cozied into our room, Hubby has been sent out for a sandwich. Which I quickly inhale shortly after he hands it to me...I mean I did just have a baby and all.

So knowing that I love myself a good sandwich, and figuring that I have probably tried my fair share of sandwiches, you can feel secure my opinion of the awesomeness of this sandwich.

Because it is AWESOME.

I mean let's break it down people...

This sandwich has--

white bread
butter...special butter at that

Did you see those sandwich all stars?!?

There really isn't one main star...although if you follow me on Instagram (@larissa_anotherday) you know how I feel about bacon.

There is however, a best supporting character. It would be this homemade sriracha butter. The slight heat that comes from this butter perfectly compliments the apple and the bacon. This butter is the secret weapon of this sandwich.

I use thick slices of homemade white bread. I know white bread is a little out of fashion, but trust me a good grilled  cheese sandwich really demands it.

Start with the bread.
Add a good slathering of the sriracha butter.
Next layer a slice of Muenster cheese.
Layer apples next.
Then add on a slice of American.
The bacon comes next.
Then finish with another slice of Muenster.
Last, top it of with the last slice of bread.

Grill it.
Slice it.
Smell it.
Eat it.
Love it.
Marry it...uh strike that...I am already married.

Oh Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich, how I love thee.

The weather is getting chillier. Perfect time to make yourself a grilled cheese sandwich.

Get your sandwich on!

Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

Sriracha Butter (recipe from Martha Stewart):
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
2 anchovy filets, minced
2 Tablespoons sriracha hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

white bread
golden delicious or granny smith apples
Muenster cheese slices
American cheese slices
sriracha butter
butter for grilling

In a small bowl, make the butter, by mixing and mashing all the ingredients with a fork. I know you might be scared of the anchovies, but you can do it. Just DON'T skip the step just cause you are afraid. Once all the ingredients are well incorporated, set aside and make the sandwich.

Make the sandwich by starting with a slice of bread. Slather some of the sriracha butter on the bread. Then layer the sandwich with the Muenster cheese, apples, American cheese, bacon, Muenster cheese, and another piece of white bread.

Warm up a griddle. Melt several tablespoons of butter on the top of the griddle. Place the constructed sandwich on top of the melted butter on the griddle. Cook on the first side until it is golden brown. Then flip and cook on the second side until golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Slice in half and serve.

Apple Week continues tomorrow!!
See ya then!


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