Saturday, August 23, 2014

Challah Cheddar Grilled Cheese

There's a time and place for everything. Classic recipes have their place and will always be popular, but sometimes...you need to amp up the volume! 

So, after our recent vacay, we came home around 10:30-11:00pm to an empty fridge except for a small block of sharp cheddar, 2 granny smith apples, 2 jalapenos on the verge of going bad, and stale Challah. Reality check immediate!




What to do? Make the most of what you have!
Be creative when you are stuck with only a few ingredients. 
Combine them! Use them in different ways, but...

Waste nothing, and boy...are we glad we didn't.  
You can try this on any bread, but Challah has a little sweetness that carmelizes when you sear it with butter.

Simply delish with a touch of sweet, heat and crunch. Perfect go-to snack after classes! Of course, if you just like things they way they have always been, check out The 70s Grilled Cheese Classic posted way back!

Equipment:
Non-skillet

Ingredients:
2 slices of Challah
Softened butter
Sharp cheddar cheese
Granny Smith Apple, cored &sliced horizontally
Jalapeno, thinly sliced


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands. 
2. Prep your cheese, apples, jalapeƱos. 


3. Spread butter on each slice of Challah. 


4. Heat your skillet with butter on MEDIUM to MEDIUM-HI heat. 



 **Remember: Golden brown crust, perfectly melted cheese requires a slow heat!

5. Layer cheese, jalapenos, and apples. 



6. Cover with second slice of bread. 


7. When cheese begins to melt and crust golden brown, flip it gently.


8. Brown the second side until heated through and oozing cheese! 


9. Dig in for a surprise!

What a find!