Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese Bites

Sometimes after a long week at work (and last week felt like the longest week ever) it's hard to find creative energy for this blog.  Lucky for me, I'm engaged to an incredibly thoughtful man who is fearless in  the kitchen and knows when I just don't have a blog post in me.

He had been talking about this grilled cheese sandwich idea all week.  I can't lie,  I was a little nervous when I heard that raisin bread and pepperoni were involved.


But then, I ate a bite when he was trimming the crust ... DELICIOUS.

He picked up some hot and sweet honey mustard from Trader Joe's and it really brought all the flavors together. The salty pepperoni and the sweet raisin bread tied together perfectly with the kick of the tangy mustard.


"See baby, sweet and savory, just how you like," he said.

He does know me well.

He used Swiss cheese (make sure it melts!) and trimmed the crust into cute little squares. Perfect for a Superbowl spread.

Shopping list (makes a dozen bites)
1 package sliced pepperoni
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices of raisin bread
4 table spoons of butter
Hot and Sweet Mustard from Trader Joes

Butter the tops of your raisin bread with 1 tablespoon of butter each.

Buttered side down, place 1 raisin bread slice in a medium sized frying pan on medium heat. Carefully spread the hot and sweet mustard on top of the bread in the pan. Add your pepperoni slices next and then 2 slices of swiss cheese and then your second slice of bread, butter side up.

When the bottom of your sandwich is golden and crisp, about 2 minutes, flip and leave for another 2 minutes.

Place sandwich on a cutting board and trim the crusts (eat them yourself!) and cut the sandwich into three long strips and then across into six mini squares. Tip: try not to push down on the bread too much when you cut the squares, you want them to stay fluffy and not smooshed.

Repeat with second sandwich.

20 comments:

  1. SO INTERESTING. In the best way possible. I want.

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  2. Definitely trying this, thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Wow I'm pretty sure I am going to make this for dinner on a lazy night! So delicious looking. I even added it to my list: Tasty Recipes. Love it!

    http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/claudia/tasty-recipes

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  4. That sounds delicious!! I am going to add this to my list of things I need to make ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Yummm. Would have never thought to add that combo. Going to put the ingredients on my shopping list NOW!!!

    Cindy Lou
    Keeping It Classy In Coastal Alabama

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  6. YUMMY! I must try this out! They sound soo good!

    Great post! :)

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  7. Now that is creative! What a great idea, and perfect for the superbowl!

    I have a giveaway going on you might be interested in!

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  8. This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love sweet and spicy. I'm sure this bites are addictive!

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  10. You ARE lucky, what a naughty treat :)

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  11. Sounds like you have an amazing guy, good for you!!
    I actually love to use Raisin bread as French Toast and with Grilled Cheese, but I've never tried Pepperoni. I'm sure my brother would love it, I'll try it when I get some time off from school to make a nice meal.

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  12. Oooooh. I may be transfixedly staring at those pictures for a while. Mmmmm. Love the idea of mixing the sweet bread in!

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  13. Super cute! That was so nice of him~ they sound really good too, so he's a definite keeper! ;)

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  14. we had something along these lines the other night...but by accident. my bf was making me dinner while i was on my way home from work. bacon, tomato, avacado on english muffins. he accidentily opened the bag of raisin EM instead of regular EM and didn't notice until he already toasted them and thought 'oh well, we'll give it a try'. it was pretty amazing! now i'll have to tell him about this recipe!

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  15. nice idea. thanks for sharing...

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  16. Yummy delicious idea ....I can't wait to try this!

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  17. Wow, really fantastic & unique idea! Love the use of a sweeter bread with savory insides... yum!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

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