Julie, an amazing blogger and truly a hostess at heart, had posted these gorgeous Manchego Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, 2 weeks ago. She had this melting manchego cheese with mushrooms and spinach going on as filling. My eyes had popped out at those images and my tongue drooled over and over again.
I had promised Julie at that point that I am recreating these in my kitchen with her idea. And I did! These came out so fabulous and delcious that my youngest one (Myraa), requested me to feed her these for brekafast and lunch. Now that stamps it to be delicious or what!!
This is how I made these beauties!
Serves – 2
Kitchen Equipments Required
Chopping board, knife, panini maker or grill or heavy bottom griddle and a flat spatula, another sauté pan with a spatula.
Bread slices – 4. I used multigrain. Feel free to use the ones of your choice.
Oil – 1 tsp
Mushrooms – 1 cup, roughly chopped. I used baby potabella. Feel free to use button mushrooms.
Onion – 2 tbsp, chopped fine
Jalapeño – 1/2 to 1 tsp, as per your choice.
Cheddar – 1/4 to 1/2 cup, depending upon how heavy you want to cheese these 😀.
Salt and black pepper to taste.
Butter or oil to grease the grill or pan.
- Heat oil in sauté pan. Lower the flame now and add chopped onion and jalapeño. Sauté for 2 minutes till onions turn slight pinkish.
Add chopped mushrooms, salt and pepper. Toss well and cook on medium flame for another 2 minutes. Switch off the flame. Cool the mixture slightly.
Grease the panini maker or grill or heavy bottom pan. Place a slice of bread. Top it with half the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle the cheddar over the mushrooms evenly. Cover with another slice of the bread.
Close the panini maker or grill. Cook till golden brown with nice marks. If you are cooking in a heavy bottom pan, then cook on medium low flame till the bottom side is nice gold and crunchy. Flip it gently and press and crust it on medium flame.
Cut into half and serve with hot sauce or ketchup. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee!
These can be cut further smaller and served at brunch or breakfast get togethers, girls’ only parties, appetizer for game nights. These are so simple yet so gourmet!