This Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwich may easily be the best grilled cheese sandwich I have sunk my teeth into. And when you try it (which I’m sure you will), I know you will have this same feeling 😀
You might wonder, why an Irish Grilled Cheese? Is the great Mumbai style chutney sandwich not good enough? My dear travel blogger friend, Lakshmi Sharath, was off to Ireland yesterday and I was trying to vicariously live her trip by finding out about the food of Ireland. Of course, excluding Guinness, which we all know only too well After Guinness, every foodie worth their salt, knows of the Irish Soda Bread, which is an instant bread made using baking soda. And who doesn’t know the world-famous Irish coffee, especially if you’ve lived in Bombay and frequented the Prithvi cafe!
In my search, I found a few interesting recipes like a potato salad called Colcannon, quite a few stews and then…..this Grilled Cheese, which I had one look and sparks flew! It of course helped that I had fresh parsley, chives and spring onions growing in my kitchen garden. Even if you don’t have access to these fresh herbs, use what you have, and use some in dried form, and it still wont disappoint. I CAN TELL!
So, finely chopped herbs mixed into soft butter, spread out on slices of bread (prepare your own Irish Soda Bread and then use that if you’re feeling particularly gourmet). Slap on a cheese slice, top with sliced pickles, toast on a tava / skillet with a little butter until crisp and golden brown. And then comes the most delicious part….for that jump over to the recipe and try it out ASAP! I promise you, it will be love at first bite.
Recipe for this Irish Grilled Cheese sandwich adapted from FoodNetwork