Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Is the term “gourmet grilled cheese” an oxymoron? For the sake of this post, let’s go with no.
I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like. Goat cheese, gouda, pepperjack, mozzarella…they all call to me. Fact: You can never have too many shoes in your closet or too much cheese in your fridge. There are some cheeses I keep on hand at all times (think: cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan) and other cheeses I reserve for fancy occasions. Brie falls under the latter. I don’t buy it often, but when I do I eat it in about 1.5 days (←I feel like this could be one of those Dos Equis signs you see on Pinterest).
My latest obsession is a brie and jelly grilled cheese. It is sweet and savory and can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner…or all 3 if you’re pregnant and having serious brie cravings. That’s the thing about a grilled cheese – it transcends time. It isn’t confined to one window of the day.
Now, I know you’re probably wondering why I went and trashed up a perfectly good thing. Listen – I love the classic grilled cheese as much as the next 8 year old, but we’re all adults here. I think it is time we get fancy and sophisticated. So, put on your fancy pants because I’m giving you a ‘gourmet’ grilled cheese recipe.
The first thing you’re going to need is some Ezekiel Flax bread.
It contains grains, flax and lots of other good-for-you-stuff and I’m pretty sure the recipe is from the Bible, so nobody can argue with that. You can find it in the freezer section of most grocery stores and I highly recommend it. It takes a little getting used to because the texture is different, but I really enjoy it and I think you will too. Also, because this bread is healthy you can dub the entire sandwich as a healthy meal.
Next you’ll need some butter (I use yogurt butter), some brie and some strawberry jelly or jam.
Prepare this like you would your favorite childhood grilled cheese. Brie and jelly on the inside. Butter on the outside. Grill over medium heat for a few minutes until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is all melty. And voila! You’ve got yourself a gourmet grilled cheese that is the JAM!
Now, tell me…what are you eating these days? Brie is expensive and I’ve got baby furniture to buy so I need a new craving.