Good Ideas: Grilled Cheddar w/ Caramelized Apples
I may change the title from "Good Ideas" to "GREAT Ideas"!
This recipe was inspired by Isabelle, who has a great French Canadian blog.
You can translate her recipes from French to English easily with the google translator.
This is not brain surgery.
Slice some apples, any kind will do. I left the skin on.
Make sure you are using good crusty bread.
In a heavy skillet, heat some butter and and saute apples for about 10 minutes on high heat till getting syrupy. Sprinkle with a little sugar while cooking.
(I used 1 apple and 1 tbsp sugar for 2 sandwiches, to be exact).
Butter bread slices and in a panini press or heavy skillet, layer slices of cheddar cheese, then caramelized apples and top with another slice of bread to form sandwich.
Add a little olive oil to the pan so the butter from the bread won't burn.
Press down sandwich with heavy lid and cook until cheese is melted and gooey.
Carefully flip with a spatula and grill the other side.
This makes a special lunch any time.
Another good idea would be sliced pears with brie.
I loved grilled cheese!