I know what you’re thinking, “What’s a cheese toasty?” Well, a few years back when I was in FFA, we had a national officer who called Grilled Cheese “cheese toasties.” Weird, right? It never made any sense to me until this weekend, when I made some Mexican Grilled Cheese in the toaster oven, and it was toasty, thus the Cheese Toasty.
By the way, It’s supposedly National Grilled Cheese Month, so here’s my two cents!
First, I mixed some margarine, sea salt, and cilantro in a small bowl.
Then, I sliced an avocado into thin strips.
I spread some of the margarine-cilantro mix on one side of a slice of Texas toast, and began to toast it in the toaster oven.
I placed two slices of pepper jack cheese on the bread, and topped that with a few slices of avocado.
I spread some more of the margarine mixture on top of another slice of toast, topped the sandwich, and toasted for 2 minutes.
I flipped it over, toasted it for 2 more, and served.
MEXICAN CHEESE TOASTY
Adapted from Sing for your Supper
4 slices of Texas Toast (not the frozen kind, the kind in your bread isle)
1 Tablespoon margarine
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Pinch sea salt
4 slices pepper jack cheese
In a small bowl, mix together margarine, cilantro, and sea salt.
Spread a small amount of the butter mixture onto one slice of the bread. Place on grill of a toaster oven, butter side down.
Top bread with 2 slices of pepper jack cheese and 3 slices of avocado.
On a second slice of bread, spread a bit of the margarine mixture onto the bread and place it butter side up on top of the sandwich.
Toast for 2-3 minutes, until top slice of bread begins to brown.
Flip and cook until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned.
This is the simplest gourmet meal I’ve ever made. The cilantro and pepper jack spice things up a bit, while the margarine and avocado cool things down, making for a satisfying mixture for the perfect cheese toasty.
I made two sandwiches (one for me and one for Cory) In less than 10 minutes (that includes picture taking time!). It was a great on-the-run meal.
Sorry for the lack of Fabulous Friday/Sunday Funday posts. I’ve had a really busy week, but promise to be back on my game next week with Sunday Funday (Taking the place of Fabulous Friday).
- April is the National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month (mgtidaho.wordpress.com)
- Celebrating good old-fashioned grilled cheese (huffygirl.wordpress.com)
- Grown Up Grilled Cheese (thecocinamonologues.com)