Grill Cheese Smackdown

Grill Cheese Smackdown: Meet Me In Memphis Grilled Sandwich vs. Brooklyn Grilled Cheese

Meet Me In Memphis Grilled Sandwich

Chef Brian MacAskill from the Eaton Chelsea Toronto
  • 2 slices bread of your choice
  • 2 tsp butter, for outside of bread
  • 2 tsp apple butter, for inside of bread
  • 140 gr pulled pork , bound with bbq sauce, warm
  • 1 tsp bbq sauce
  • 40 gr onions, caramelized
  • 30 gr smoked gouda cheese
  • 30 gr medium cheddar cheese
Butter the outside of the bread, and the inside with the apple butter. Put the medium cheddar on one side, the smoked gouda on the other then place the previously made pulled pork, the bbq sauce and carmelized onions in th middle. Place in a hot pan to brown the bread then turn heat down to low/medium to let the cheeses melt and into the meat and get the sandwich to stick together. Flip to brown the other side and serve.

Brooklyn Grilled Cheese

Kevin Durkee from Cheesewerks
A creamy, crunchy twist on hearty Brooklyn-style Italian flavours, delivering spicy, rich taste with garlic + fresh herbs. A new family favourite.
  • 2 large roma tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 cloves of garlic, cut in half
  • 2 links (300g) mild Italian sausages, sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Bella Casara, Quality Cheese Ricotta
  • 20 (240g) mini Bella Casara, Quality Cheese Bocconcini
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 8 slices Sourdough (artisan) bread
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Salted Butter, softened
  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Season tomatoes and garlic with a pinch of salt and pepper and oven roast on a non-stick baking sheet for 20 minutes until skins char, flesh softens and moisture is reduced.
  • Roast sausage on a non-stick baking sheet for 15 minutes until golden brown, and edges become crispy.
  • Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Butter one-side of each slice of bread.
  • Spread ingredients (tomatoes, sausage, cheeses) evenly between the four (4) grilled cheeses. Sprinkly with fresh herbs, chili, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gently press together sandwiches together.
  • Heat a small skillet or sandwich press to medium heat. Grill the sandwiches, turning once for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is fully melted. Insure you don't burn the bread, and adjust the heat down if necessary.
  • Remove from the skillet or grill and let rest for 1 minute. (We know it will be hard).
  • Cut the Grilled Cheese in half diagonally and serve with kettle chips and new dills.
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Grilling time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
Cooking Tip: For more spice, use a hot Italian sausage.

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They both sound delicious....could be because I haven't had dinner yet....but New York looks like an awful lot of work for a grilled cheese sandwich.
I thought this was about 2 people fighting over a grilled cheese samich.

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