Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
a recipe by Mitch Omer, owner, Hell's Kitchen
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided use
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 8 slices swiss cheese
- 8 slices fontina
- 8 slices cheddar cheese
- Spread out bread slices and spread each with about 1 T butter.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese on each slice and press firmly into bread.
- Melt 1/2 stick butter and pour half into large skillet preheated on medium-high.
- Place 4 of the bread slices in skillet, parmesan-crusted side down.
- Arrange 1 slice each of the 3 cheeses on each bread slice and grill undisturbed about 7 minutes. Cheese slices should begin to soften.
- Flip sandwich slices and grill briefly on other side, then set aside.
- Wipe skillet, add remaining melted butter and repeat with remaining bread with cheeses.
- Assemble sandwiches and let sit 3-5 minutes before serving.
10 STARS in my book!!! Grilled cheese sandwiches never seem to have enough cheese, and that is not a problem with this one. And even has cheese on the OUTSIDE!!!!! Great sandwich and went great with a bowl of tomato soup, for my favorite comfort meal!
I was having one of those 'There is nothing to eat in the house' times. I did however have a ton of cheese so decided to give this sandwich a whirl. I had to swap out the swiss cheese in favor of Havarti but otherwise made as directed. I just lied. I forgot to let it stand for a few minutes and may have 2nd degree burns on the fingers that the cheese oozed out on to. It was totally worth the pain. This is probably the very best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever had in my life. You have to make this folks!!! Do let it sit for a couple of minutes though :)
I have to confess, I didn't do these in the frying pan, but broil them in the toaster oven (personal preference). I find them less greasy that way. That being said.....this is an Excellent recipe MaMere :). I used sourdough bread as instructed, but inside I used Jalapeno Havarti. This went so well with the fresh parmesan crust. Absolutely wonderful. Served it with a side salad, and I was in heaven. Honoured to make this as a "Thank You" for voting for Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia in the 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition.