Oh, melting cheese, crisp apple and salty bacon, you just know it’s going to taste good and it does – really, really good.
I used Southern Grain from McKenzie High Country Bread for this sandwich. It is fabulous grainy bread that includes New Zealand’s own purple wheat. McKenzie High Country loaves are large and substantial and a sandwich made with this bread really is meal sized.
Toasted Cheese, Apple & Bacon Sandwich
You could add some wholegrain or Dijon mustard, if you like. I have tried it with and without and prefer it without – which is unusual as I am a mustard fan, but on this sandwich it just seemed one too many flavours, but up to you.
For each sandwich
1 rasher bacon, rind removed, chopped
¼ medium (about 150g) onion, chopped
vegetable oil (optional)
2 slices bread of your choice butter
½ cup grated Origin Earth Gruyère-style cheese
¼ apple, thinly sliced
1 Place bacon and onion with a little oil (if necessary) in a
frying pan over a medium heat and cook until onion is soft and
translucent. Remove and drain on paper towels.
2 To assemble, butter one side of each slice of bread. Place one slice of bread buttered side down on a board, top with cooked bacon mixture, apple slices and grated cheese and finally remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.
3 Heat clean pan over a medium heat. Add sandwich, top with a weighed plate and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden on one side. Turn over and repeat – the sandwich should be golden on the outside with the filling heated through and cheese melting.
Happy cooking and eating.
Recipe by Rachel Blackmore
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