Sunday, 19 August 2012

Avocado & Brie Grilled Cheese

Avocado and Brie...need I say more? The Avocado is quite subtle in taste but lends an extreme creaminess to the sandwich. I love having it on just about anything. It's a much healthier alternative to butter and, in my opinion, much more flavourful.

As for the Brie, I can't say that I like it with everything. Sure, life was good when I was munching on Brie and Baguette while sitting on the grass field in front of the Eiffel Tower. Can't complain about that. But there is something about the Brie, a bitterness I can't really explain. It can throw things off a little sometimes.

I wasn't quite sure how this "experiment" was going to turn out, but I actually loved how the Brie made this sandwich so "Ooey-Gooey". It may be an acquired taste; probably not the obvious choice for everyone, since, I'm sure there are people out there that strictly enjoy their grilled cheese with good old cheddar cheese. 

You'll need:
4 slices of bread
1 avocado
Brie, a liberal amount

 It's quite an easy recipe; sometimes I feel like everyone should know how to make a proper grilled cheese and that instructions are probably unnecessary. But then again, what do I know? In all fairness, my ex made all his sandwiches in the microwave and ate them soggy.

So anyways...

Butter one side of the bread and place it buttered side down in the pan. Layer on the avocado and Brie. Butter another piece of bread and lay it on top of the avocado and Brie, buttered side cup.

On medium- low heat, toast the sandwich until the bottom is golden brown. You can do it on medium high heat but it means you'll have to watch your sandwich very carefully. It can go from white to black in an instant. I also prefer low heat because the cheese will get a chance to melt while the bread is browning slowly.

When the bottom is golden brown, give it a flip. This is where a nice "glue"-ing cheese comes in handy. I didn't have a problem with the Brie and avocado as I would have with cheddar (cheddar melts too slowly in comparison). Sometimes the bread browns too fast and the cheese doesn't get a chance to melt before you flip, then everything falls apart.

Once both sides are golden brown you can go ahead and enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. Simple but so tasty! Great recipe, very quick and easy :)