Pan-Fried Cheese, Tomato, and Onion Sandwich

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Recipes courtesy of Food, by Mary McCartney

Published by Sterling Epicure, 387 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10016

This is a beautiful vegetarian cookbook.  Mary McCartney is a photographer and her images of farm stands and fields in this book are so sweet and nostalgic. I’m including the recipe for the sandwich as well as the salad that I made for lunch.  I used an aged sharp cheddar for the sandwich and it just melted in our mouths.  Enjoy!

Sandwich Ingredients

2 slices sandwich bread
1 Tablespoon butter
6 slices cheese, such as sharp Cheddar, goat Cheddar, or Gouda
2 thin slices red onion
4 thin slices ripe tomato
fresh ground black pepper

Salad Ingredients

mixed greens (I used the 50/50 mix; baby spinach and spring greens)
Blue cheese, cubed or crumbled
red grapes, halved
walnuts, broken and lightly toasted

 

Sandwich Directions

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1. Butter both slices of bread and lay one of them, butter-side down on a chopping board.

 

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2. Lay the cheese on one of the slices of bread (unbuttered side), then top with onion, tomato, and black pepper.  Place the second piece of bread, butter-side up, on top.

 

 

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3. Heat a medium-sized frying pan over medium-high heat.  When the pan is hot, place the sandwich in the frying pan.  Fry on one side until it is golden brown, about 2 minutes, occasionally pushing down the sandwich to help melt the cheese.  Flip the sandwich over and fry on the other side until golden brown and the cheese has melted.

 

 

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4. Remove from pan and slice diagonally.

 

 

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 Salad Directions

1. Place greens on serving plate.  Sprinkle Blue cheese, red grape halves, and toasted walnuts over the greens.

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