Garlic-Crusted Sourdough With Cheddar

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

Untried but sounds so awesome.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan; add the garlic; boil for 5 minutes, and drain.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the garlic with the back of a fork (or use a garlic press).
  3. Add the butter and Parmesan cheese, and mix well.
  4. Butter one side of each slice of bread with the garlic butter.
  5. Place 4 slices on your work surface, buttered side down.
  6. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly over the 4 slices; top with the remaining 4 bread slices, buttered side up.
  7. Heat a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat for 2 minutes.
  8. Put the sandwiches in the skillet (do this in batches if needed), cover, and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt.
  9. Uncover and turn the sandwich with a spatula, pressing firmly to flatten them slightly.
  10. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the undersides are golden brown.
  11. Turn the sandwiches again, press with the spatula, and cook for 30 seconds or until the cheese has melted completely; serve immediately.
Most Helpful

When I saw that this recipe had three of my favorite things-- cheese, garlic, and sourdough bread-- I had to try it. Half an hour later, I was enjoying a wonderful sandwich with my spicy tomato soup (#28924) for lunch. I didn't have any whole garlic in the house, so I subbed some deli "garlic spread" for the garlic/butter and sprinkled the parmesean on. What a delicious combination- thanks for posting!

AmyMCGS August 30, 2006