The Sergeant Pepper grilled cheese
August 9, 2011 § 8 Comments
I have another throw-back post. (Am I allowed to call a post a throw-back when its only six months old?) This time I am revisiting the grilled cheese post that I did back when I first started the Starved Writer.
This recipe comes from one of my many addictions, Grilled Cheese Academy! How do I explain the Grilled Cheese Academy? Its not actually a cooking school or, as they put it, an institution of “higher learning.” It is a website set up by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board that features 30 aptly named and mind-blowingly tasty grilled cheese sandwiches all using, of course, Wisconsin cheese. (Now, even if you don’t have any of that Wisconsin cheese – which I’m sure is lovely – you can still make any of the Grilled Cheese Academies creations, as I have.) The recipes from the Grilled Cheese Academy are so inventine, the photos are swoon-worthy, the descriptions are pretty much like poetry and they even have a lady that does a voice over! What else could you ask for? I dare you to check out this website and not waste an hour or so drooling over it.
Anyhow, my favorite recipe from the Grilled Cheese Academy is the Sergeant Pepper which has in it cauliflower, onions and crushed red peppers. I would never have thought to put cauliflower in a grilled cheese but it has such a nice crunch. You may notice that my version of the Sergeant Pepper is quite pared down, so if you want the original recipe, you can find it, as well as the other grilled cheese recipes, here. (Its the first one on the list) If you want my easy version, read on.
1 handful of cauliflower florets
1/2 cup of white onion, sliced thin
4 slices of marble cheese
1 tsp of crushed red pepper
1 thin bun
1. Steam the cauliflower for just a couple of minutes so that they still have a bit of crunch but are not raw.
2. Meanwhile, fry the onions in a pan with a bit of olive oil.
3. Once those are done, place your cheese on one of the slices of thin bun. Then sprinkle on the crushed red peppers and add the onion.
4. Chop the cauliflower up fine and place it on the bun as well. Place the other side of the bun on top.
5. Finally, place your grilled cheese in the pan with a bit more olive oil and cook it for no more than five minutes on each side. (Be careful turning your grilled cheese over as this baby is stacked pretty tall. At least, mine was.)
Enjoy! If you take a look at the Grilled Cheese Academy, let me know what you think! Did anything catch your eye that you want to try? I am eying the Flatiron, the Perry, the Heartland, the Lil’ Kahuna, the Appleton and the Athena. I better get to work!
P.S. Aren’t you impressed that I didn’t make any Lonely Hearts Club jokes? (This one doesn’t count.)