I was so wrong! This meal is not only good for you, it combines the tangy, sweetness of an apple and the cheesy, sharp taste of cheddar to create... a Masterpiece! If you have ever been to a fondue restaurant, you know that they serve cheese fondue with apples (among other things!). Why? Simple- it is AMAZING! I think I could eat one of these everyday for lunch and not get bored with it... it is that good!
Okay, now that I am done ranting and raving, trying to get you to give this combination a chance... Here is the "recipe" (there really isn't much to it!)
Here is what you need for 4 sandwiches:
- 1 medium sized apple (We used McIntosh, but I think Granny smith would be great too! Really use whatever you have on hand.)
- 8 slices of bread
- 24 thin slices of sharp cheddar cheese about 1/2 lb. (We use 6 slices or cheese per sandwich for adults, but kids could get away with a lot less cheese.)
- Veggie of your choice! Cold veggies and dip are a great choice!
Cut the cheddar and apple (I peel mine!) into small slices. The thinner the slices of cheddar are, the faster they will melt! I use about 6 slices of Cheddar and 5 apple slices for each sandwich.
Butter both sides of your bread. Then put 3 slices of cheddar on the non buttered side, 5-6 slices of apple, then 3 more slices of cheddar. Then place the last piece of buttered bread on top (buttered side facing out). You will want to cook them in a skillet on med-low heat. The cheddar takes awhile to melt and you don't want your bread burning before your cheese is all melty!
Flip your sandwiches to cook evenly on both sides. When they are a medium brown shade, flip them! Keep an eye on them closely. If they are browning too fast, your skillet is too hot!
Slice it up, pair it with a veggie of your choice! We chose non-cooked sugar snap peas with dip! Yumm!!!
I would love to hear your cheese toastie (or grilled cheese... in other parts of the world!) concoctions!
Leave a comment and let us know the craziest/best thing you have added to your sandwiches... and if it was a flop or a fantastic choice!