Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Garlic-Rubbed Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese + a Giveaway

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I will never make another grilled cheese again that hasn't been rubbed with some garlicky goodness! That step blew these sandwiches out of the water! I really loved the fillings too - the Italian cheese was perfectly paired with tomato and bacon.

What you need:
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked until crispy
  • Shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Italian bread (I used Italian sourdough)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1 to 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
  1. Lay down 4 slices of bread and top with some cheese. 
  2. Then add 2 slices of bacon to each piece of bread and then a few slices of tomato. 
  3. Top with some more cheese and then second slice of bread.
  4. Butter the outside of both slices of each sandwich.
  5. Brown each side in a skillet over medium heat.
  6. After both sides have browned, remove from skillet {or live on the wild side and do them in the skillet!} and immediately rub each side of all sandwiches with cut side of the garlic cloves.

Recipe slightly adapted from Tracey's Culinary Adventures


laurie said...

Garlic sounds like a good idea...I'll have to give it a try!

Unknown said...

Love the sandwich! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 54. Feel free to post throughout the week, the party never ends! Now following you through GC. <3 and hugs!

Jaime said...

I'm normally not a fan of grilled cheese but this sandwich sounds amazing!! I'm going to have to try it very soon!! Pinning!
Thanks for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!