Friday, June 1, 2012

Guest Post - Sautéed Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Welcome to the weekend and another guest post by One Hungry Dude. This week it’s one of my favourites – my husband makes fantastic grilled cheese!

Grilled cheese can be such an easy meal to prepare. Kids love it, and for people and families with a busy schedule, the sandwich can provide a hot, filling and nutritious meal. I've experimented with several grilled cheese recipes over the last few years, and this is one of my favourites. It's simple, quick to prepare, delicious and perfect for my family, which features a few picky eaters.


For mushrooms
• Six Mushrooms, sliced
• Two Tbsp Butter or Margarine
• 1/4 Tsp Dried Parsley
• 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme
• 1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder
• Splash of White Vinegar
• Splash Red Wine
• Salt and Pepper, to taste

For the sandwich
• 8 Slices Bread, Rye preferred
• Butter or Margarine, enough to spread on one side of each bread slice
• 1 1/2 to 2 Cups Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese blend
• Salt and Pepper, to taste

In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter starts to bubble, add the mushrooms, parsley, thyme, garlic, vinegar, wine, salt and pepper. Cook for about five to seven minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms brown and become tender.

As the mushrooms are cooking, spread the margarine on the bread. Place half of the slices, margarine side down, on a griddle or large frying pan. Put a handful of the cheese blend on top of each, then add a spoonful or two of the mushrooms, and salt and pepper. Cover with the remaining bread slices. Heat the sandwiches over medium heat, flipping once when the bread becomes golden brown. Once the other side reaches the same colouring, remove each sandwich from the heat. Let sit for two to three minutes, then slice and serve.

For an extra flavour kick, consider serving with your favourite marinara dipping sauce.

This recipe yields four sandwiches.

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