Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Posted on May 25th, 2009 by Danielle.
Categories: cheesey, easy, lunch, sandwich.

I have this sandwich that I make and every time I make it, I love it more.  I thought I’d share it.

Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Serves 2

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Ingredients:

1- Avocado
1/2 lb fresh sliced roast turkey
1 Tomato
2-3 Slices Provolone cheese
Bread
Butter
1 large can of Tomato Soup – your choice.  I love this one.

Start by buttering the back sides of four slices of bread.  Take the non buttered side of one of the slices and compile the sandwich as follows: 1 slice cheese, thin sliced avocado, thin slice tomato, slice of cheese, 1/4 lb turkey, thin sliced avocado, cheese.  Then put another slice of bread on top, butter side out.  Set this one aside and make the next sandwich the same way.  Heat a Large flat skillet on Medium heat.  Place sandwiches butter side down and allow to brown on one side for 2-4 minutes.  In the meantime heat up the of tomato soup. Flip the sandwiches and heat the other buttered side for an additonal 2-4 minutes.  Watch the bread so it doesn’t burn, you want just a nice golden crisp.  When the sandwiches are done, cut them diagonally and serve them with the tomato soup….Ahhh.

Follow The Recipe Extra:

In order to just crisp the bread and still make the cheese nice and melty, I suggest that you pop the sandwiches in the microwave for about 1:00 on high heat.  Then put the sandwiches into the pan to cook.  This will start the cheese melting and allow you to take the sandwiches off when the bread is perfect.  I also suggest doctoring up your tomato soup with some extra basil, and parmesean cheese…sooo good.

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Posted on December 17th, 2007 by Danielle.
Categories: blue cheese, chicken, dessert, sandwich, spicy.

So, my husband (and I, but to a lesser extent) loves Buffalo chicken. Wings, sandwiches, whatever. So since I knew how to make oven fried chicken, and really tender chicken piccatta, I thought, “I can totally make sandwiches!” and I was right. This recipe is easy and really good, just like a restaurant. You can also make it (as long as you have a big enough wire baking rack) for lots of people. Here you go!

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (for 2)

2 chicken breasts
2 eggs
1 cup of bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
cooking spray, olive oil or vegetable oil
Buffalo Wing Sauce
Blue cheese salad dressing
Lettuce
Tomato
2 hamburger buns

Preheat your oven to 450. With a tenderizing hammer, beat chicken between plastic wrap until it is about 1/2″ thick. Trim flattened chicken until it is a nice round shape that will fit nicely on a bun. In a shallow bowl, crack the two eggs and beat them until they are a nice smooth yellow color. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and salt and pepper. Prepare a wire cooking rack by rubbing it with cooking spray or oil. Then set the wire rack on a cookie sheet to catch extra crumbs that fall off the chicken. Dip each chicken breast into the egg getting it good and coated. Allow some of the egg to run off, then move the chicken into the bread crumb bowl and cover with the bread crumb mixture until fully coated. Place the chicken on the wire racks and place in the oven. Bake them for about 15 minutes or so, rotating once halfway though. After 15 I always cut open the thicker piece just to make sure it’s cooked. If not done, return to the oven, but check every few minutes.
Remove the chicken from the oven and coat each breast with buffalo sauce. Prepare your Hamburger bun with your chosen condiments. I like mine with Blue cheese dressing, lettuce and tomato. Sometimes I like avocado on it too.

Follow the Recipe Extra:
Do not over cook the chicken! My husband is kind of an under-cooked-chicken-phobe so you want the chicken to be moist but not pink and if it helps, check the internal temp, it should be about 165 degrees F. Also it may seem like a time saver, but don’t coat the chicken with sauce until they are done cooking. If you do it while the chicken is cooking the bread crumbs get soggy and nothing comes out crispy or “fried”. Finally, “Frank’s Redhot buffalo wing sauce” is the best I’ve come across so far that you can get at your grocery store. I’ve also used this recipe to make tenders and barbecue fried chicken and all sorts of other meals. Depending on the sauce you use and the kind of protein (it’s also a good technique for fish) you can make at least 10 different meals. Enjoy!

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