May 31, 2008

The Ultimate

I always feel like I've gotten a full body workout after watching a Tyler Florence show. That man moves a million miles an hour! He knows his food though, and his "ultimate" title sure does seem to fit. So even though he doesn't come off that beginner friendly, I decided I had to try something he's made. So what better to start off with than a grilled cheese? I mean grilled cheese is fairly straightforward and if every college kid in America can bang one out, I sure should be able to too!

This is no average grilled cheese though. This one is loaded with bacon, apples, yummy cheddar cheese, Dijon mustard and thick country white bread. No, it's definitely not the most diet friendly choice, but just try to run around the kitchen like Tyler and I think it will all even out ;)

This decadent sandwich is totally doable and a definite crowd pleaser. So pull out your non-stick fry pans and make yourself something impressively delicious and so simple that even I was able to pull it off without a hitch!

Tyler's Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Adapted from Tyler's Ultimate - Tyler Florence

8 slices thick white bread
12 ounces sliced cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 slices cooked bacon
1 thinly sliced green apple
Dijon mustard
  • Turn heat up to medium low beneath a fry pan or griddle.
  • Spread Dijon on 4 pieces of bread on one side.
  • Place cheese, 3 slices of bacon, apple slices and more cheese over the Dijon.
  • Top with another piece of bread and spread butter over the top of the sandwich.
  • Place butter side down into pan and cook for a few minutes until the inside begins to get a bit melty and the bread develops a nice golden crust.
  • Flip to other side and cook until that side is also golden brown and the cheese is melted all the way.