Saturday, August 22, 2015

English Muffin Grilled Cheese

Did you grow up eating English muffin pizzas? My mom never made them. I'm really not sure why.

But that doesn't stop me from thinking that they're a fun idea. I was thinking about making one the other day. Or I guess two, since I would have used both halves of a muffin.

As usual, the idea in my head usually changes several times before I even get the ingredients out. I started with pizza flavors, but then I started thinking about the grilled cheese sandwiches my mom used to make, with a slice of fresh, ripe tomato and a sprinkle of oregano.

Of course, I didn't make that, either. I started rooting around to see what kind of cheese I wanted to use and emerged with some Emmentaler and some Gruyere. They're the two most common cheeses to use in fondue, and they both melt really well.

So this is what happened.

English Muffin Grilled Cheese

English muffin
Emmentaler cheese, grated or cut in small, thin pieces
Gruyere cheese, grated or cut in small, thin piece
Tomato, sliced thickly
Dry thyme

Split and toast the English muffin.

Put the Emmentaler on one English muffin half, and the Gruyere on the other half of the muffin - as much as you like. Melt the cheese under a broiler or in the microwave.

Add the tomato slice to the bottom muffin, sprinkle with a bit of dry thyme, and flip the muffin top where it belongs.

Eat. Repeat as desired.