My goodness these are good! I'd never have thought of adding onion to a grilled sandwich (always think in terms of cheese) but there were no complaints here. Glad I tried this recipe, and it just goes to show you that there are always new tricks to be learned!
I made this in the winter so used dried basil, loved the tomatoes and onions! I used whole grain French bread and used my indoor grill. Thanks! Made for the African Fun game.
I have never had this kind of a sandwich before...yes grilled cheese but these beauties are very full of flavour and so satisfying! As we never eat white bread...I used my homemade wheat/flax bread for these. Unfortunately I had to use dried basil...but will use the fresh next time. DH and I had these for our brunch today. Thank you Zurie for sharing!
I've made these in the oven twice now, heating it to maximum temp, wrapping the sandwich in foil, and placing it on a hot oven tray. Cooking time was around eight minutes each side. The first time I used dried basil and buttered the bread on the inside only and while nice, it was rather dry. The second time I buttered both sides of the bread and used fresh basil and the result was much better. For anyone wanting to make the sandwich this way I'd recommend not overlapping the foil too much as the bread needs to be in contact with the tray to crisp up properly. Be careful opening the package as the contents will be extremely hot. Very light, and very good!
Wow, have we Americans been missing a great tradition. This crunchy-outside, creamy-inside sandwich has me hooked. I might be tempted to add a little mozzarella and some olives next time if it wouldn't be breaking any rules.
I am thrilled to see this recipe. My parents had this as a staple at every braai. My fiance (who is also from SA) has English parents, so he had never heard of making these for a braai. For me these are a real taste of home!
My boyfriend and I threw these on the grill today along with some portobella steaks. We substituted vegan margarine and they tasted excellent! We're going to bring a bunch to a bbq we're headed to this evening for the 4th. Thanks for sharing. :)
I just broiled one of these in the oven for lunch. I've had tomato & onion sandwiches before but this was especially yummy. Can't wait to try it with a charcoal grill!