Saturday, August 17, 2013

Red, White, & Bleu Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

So, the name might be a tad bit cheesy (there I go again), but this is one amazing sandwich.  American cheese, bleu cheese crumbles, and lingonberry jam on sourdough bread, and grilled to perfection.  I'm not sure which is going to sound stranger - the idea of adding bleu cheese or lingonberry jam to a grilled cheese sandwich.  Never fear my friends, this is not as crazy as it sounds.  By adding just a hint of bleu cheese and a little sweetness/tartness from the jam, you end up with this amazing blend of flavors all within the creaminess of the American cheese.  Where on earth did this idea come from?  Well, this year at the Indiana State Fair, the dairy barn's new sandwich is an American/bleu cheese on sourdough bread.  I heard it described on the radio and was curious enough to give it a shot.  After trying the first one, my dear hubby decided to add some lingonberry jam to his sandwich.  I must say, it was even better!  So, this recipe was born and I was compelled to share it with all of you.  Here's how Mama (and Daddy) makes it:

Red, White, & Bleu Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ingredients: (for 2 sandwiches)
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 4 T. yogurt butter
- 4 slices American cheese
- 1/4 c. bleu cheese crumbles
- 2-4 T. lingonberry jam (we found ours at Whole Foods)


1.  Heat a skillet to medium-high heat.  Butter one side of each slice of bread.

2.  On one of the non-buttered sides, spread 1-2 T. lingonberry jam(Michael actually spread it on both sides) .  On the other, layer American cheese and bleu cheese crumbles. 

3.  Put two slices together and grill on the skillet, about 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown.  Serve warm.


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