The 30 Day Grilled Cheese Challenge: Day 1..Oh my Cholesterol!
by Mike Hsu,posted Apr 2 2012 9:10AM
Praise the Maker! April is National Grilled Cheese Month!!! Not like I need an excuse to enjoy one of the greatest culinary inventions in the history of food. The Grilled Cheese is one of the great equalizers of society because all you need is bread and cheese. It's pretty hard to mess up a Grilled Cheese sandwich unless you burn it.(But some people enjoy the extra crispy GC) It's the classic Winter Day after sledding Lunch with it's natural companion, Tomato Soup. At times it can be a Stoner's best friend(if he isn't too stoned and forgets about it on the pan, firing off the smoke alarms and sending me..er.."The Stoner" into a paranoid panic...good times.)
It can be made in all environments, all you need is fire and a flat surface like a rock, sheet metal, or you can just hold the sandwich in the flames with a stick like toasting a marshmallow.
In fact, I may just try that during my 30 Day Grilled Cheese Challenge to celebrate this special month. I plan to eat a different variation on the classic each day. We'll see how long my system can take it. If you have any suggestions stick them in the comment section below.
I started yesterday with a version I have named "The Kraken".
Handful of shredded Cheddar.
Covered with Romano and Parmesan.
Leftover Mac & Cheese.
Leftover Calamari from Smokestack Urban BBQ with the hot Cherry Peppers.
Use a liberal spread of Butter and make sure you give it a good press or you'll have squid and macaroni falling all over the place.
And NO, I was not stoned when I came up with this. I was making my daughter a grilled cheese and was inspired seeing the leftovers in my fridge. It was surprisingly easy on my Digestive system. The Texture of the Fried Calamari and The Macaroni with the gooey cheese was fantastic and the hot peppers cut the cheesy richness.