Grilled cheese...toasty bread hugging warm layers of melted cheese all wrapped in the perfect hand-held delivery vehicle. Some might say, “Don’t mess with the classic…don’t be puttin’ any fruit in my grilled cheese,” but the newest member of 51 Porter and I decided to experiment with the latest local New England ingredient…the apple. A classic grilled cheese at heart, mixed with a classic fruit/cheese combination in the middle…give this sweet & savory twist a try!
Two slices of fresh, crusty bread
½ crisp apple (any variety), sliced thin
About 1 ounce extra sharp white cheddar cheese, sliced
Handful of fresh arugula
½ tsp. grainy Dijon mustard
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper
1. Place half the slices of sharp cheddar on one piece of the bread. Top with sliced apples.
2. In a separate bowl, combine arugula, a drizzle of olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Place atop the apple slices and top with remaining slices of cheese.
3. On a preheated grill pan, George Forman grill, or sauté pan, add a drizzle of olive oil. Place sandwich and grill or pan sauté until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted on both sides. Enjoy this update twist on the classic grilled cheese!