Awesome Grilled Cheese

Submitted by lindsey on 2008-08-11 13:57:16




For the sandwich:

Fresh Mozzarella
Olive oil (I use the basil-flavored kind for this part)

As for the basil and oregano, the fresher it is, the better. I wouldn’t recommend the finely ground powder stuff from the can for the sandwich part of this recipe, but it’ll work in a pinch.

For the sauce:
Olive oil
Tomatoes (can of whole tomatoes is much easier)

Let’s get the sauce out of the way. You can either make a sauce using the ingredients listed above, or pick up your favorite spaghetti sauce (the Presto sauce with mushrooms is particularly good) from the grocery store and use it. Either way, it’s gonna be delicious, and the store-bought kind is easier.

The Sauce:

Heat about 1 tbsp oil in pan, saute garlic (I use about 3 individual cloves), add can of tomatoes and simmer. Blend mixture either in the pan or using food processor. Season to taste with salt/pepper and basil, continue blending or mashing until sauce is smooth.

The Sandwich:

Slice the fresh mozzarella into pieces that will fit onto the slices of bread. Start heating the olive oil in a large frying pan- I use just enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.

The setup I use for the bread is usually one plate covered with flour, and a wide shallow bowl holding 2-3 beaten eggs, depending on how many sandwiches you are making. Dip one side of each piece of bread first into the flour, then the egg.

With the egg/flour side face-down, arrange mozz on “blank” side of bread, add basil + oregano to taste, top off with other piece of bread with flour/egg side up.

Place uncooked sandwich into pan, fry up until bread is golden brown and mozz is melted and gooey in the middle.

You’re done! Cut up finished sandwiches into halves or fourths, and dip into whatever tomato-based sauce you have prepared.

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