Saturday, May 2, 2009
Apple Cheese Melt
APPLE CHEESE MELT
1 tbsp. softened butter
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 slice ham
1 round slice apple, cored
1 slice Swiss cheese
Spread butter on 1 side of each bread slice. Make sandwich (buttered sides out) with ham, apple and cheese slices. Cook covered in skillet over medium heat until browned on both sides.
(from All Easy Cooking Recipe Kitchen)
This sandwich was AWESOME! I felt like Remy in "Ratatouille" when he is describing how tastes can work together to his brother, Emilie. A grilled ham & cheese- good. An apple- good. Together- FIREWORKS! I never would have thought about putting apple on a sandwich, but it was SO good. Really tasty, and easy to whip up in a couple of minutes.
Alterations: When making this, I used a Granny Smith apple, and the extra tartness worked really well with the ham and Swiss cheese. Instead of using slices of Swiss cheese I grated the cheese. I read on another blog that grated cheese works better when making a grilled cheese, because it melts more evenly and gets down into the nooks & crannies of the bread. Also, I'm not sure if the recipe was intended to be made with a slice of 'normal' ham, or lunchmeat ham. I used lunchmeat, because that's what I had on hand. I can tell it would be yummy with "real" ham, too.
I would give it 4 stars, except I don't think I'd take it to a potluck. :)
P.S.-- I took that picture. Are you proud of me?!