quick and simple and not your average grilled cheese sandwich

ok, ok, i know it's been forever... there's been too much going on to be able to sit down and write quality blog posts. but i have been taking photos of recipes i want to share and putting them away for when i have time to do it. now is one of those times.

so here's the scenario - i don't like cheese as a rule. but i was emailed a recipe for a more "gourmet" grilled cheese with some other stuff in it (cheese, ham, carmelized onions, apple). now that sounded good so i decided to try it.  if there are several other flavours besides the cheese it's much more bearable to my palette. my first try of the recipe as written was good, but it was missing something though as far as i was concerned.  it was almost too sweet... so i made a second attempt with my own version - which is this one. it's super simple and has tons of flavour. it looks impressive too when you serve it, like it should be much harder than it really is. now go try it for yourself and let me know what you think!

not your average grilled cheese sandwich

white bread
gouda cheese, thick slices
red onion, 1/4" slices
ham, thinly sliced
golden delicious apple, 1/4" slices

1. heat skillet to medium, medium-high.
2. put slices of gouda on each side of the bread.  layer one slice of bread with ham, onion and apples to taste.  cover with the other slice of bread.  butter up one side and put butter side down in the skillet.  let cook for a few minutes (i like mine lightly browned, my man likes his deeply browned so again - to taste).  while cooking, butter the top side of the sandwich.  flip and cook the other side to desired doneness.

enjoy! =)

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  1. Weeeeeh!! I so want to try this one, and it doesn't require much cooking, which is very good in this heat!

    I love that it also has apple!

  2. Oh my, this sounds so yummy! You had me at Gouda. ;-)