Pickles & Pastrami Make A Perfect Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese is one of those classic comfort foods that's usually reserved for rainy-day lunches. But adding some meat and spices makes for a hearty, unexpected dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Last week I mentioned a grilled cheese cooking class I'd taken at my favorite local restaurant, The Depot. I took the class because I love grilled cheese. But when I make grilled cheese, it usually consists of American cheese and maybe some sliced tomatoes on sourdough bread. I wanted to see what else was out there. I mean, I know that there are plenty of other options when it comes to grilled cheese, but somehow I never seem to be able to come up with anything. Well, this class opened my eyes... and my tastebuds.
Although all the grilled cheeses of the class were delicious, this Cuban version was the best because it was the heartiest and seemed the most appropriate for either lunch or dinner. Why? Because this grilled cheese included meat. But not just a slice or two, there was probably a quarter pound of grilled pastrami in this sandwich. And it was awesome. Although the sandwich does take a little longer to prepare than your standard cheesy version, this Cuban take is well worth the extra effort.
Cuban grilled cheese sandwich
Yields 2 sandwiches
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