Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grilled Cheese with Pesto, Red Onion and Bacon with Sweet Potato Chips

For those of you who didn't know...April is National Grilled Cheese Month. 
It seems I made it just under the wire for my version of this classic sandwich!

I knew I wanted to use pesto in my sandwich as all of my family......everyone
(including my pups).....are a pesto lovers.  I was looking in the fridge, thinking 
to pair a roasted red peppers with the cheese and pesto but wouldn't you 
know........the last of my peppers went bad.  Oh well........not to worry!  I found 
that we had some BACON!  uh huh........I said it.......Bacon!!!!!!

Well, the combo of Sourdough bread, pesto, bacon, red onion and sharp 
cheddar was just amazing!  Bay came in and asked for another one.  I told 
her I thought one was more than enough but I would make them again soon.  
I'm sorta excited about the prospect myself!

I decided to make some sweet potato chips to go with the sandwich.  I just 
used my mandolin and cut the colorful disks, added a couple of tablespoons 
of olive oil and a couple of tablespoons of sugar, a tablespoon of salt and 
garam masala and baked for 15 minutes, turned them over and baked for 15 
more at 450 degrees. 

You don't have to use garam masala, you could use any spices you like.  
For instance, Cajun seasoning, Chipotle powder or even Chinese Five spice.  
The Cajun seasoning and Chipotle powder give the chips a nice little kick of 
heat that's just amazing! 

There is also a side benefit from making these chips.  Your house will smell
amazing!  Tanner came in the house after school and said "Something
smells great"! 

 I just grinned and handed him a chip.  ;)


  1. Gourmet grilled cheese - yummy! You got me at BACON! I can just see your pups balancing on their hind legs begging for pesto!

  2. That is the most amazing grilled cheese I have ever seen. I am now desperate for this!!

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  4. That plate looks delicious and I like everything on it. The cheese oozing from the sandwich makes me want to have one right now.

  5. I love sweet potatoes, somewhere I have a recipe for sweet potatoes with honey, lime and sesame oil and something else. Shoot, now I have to dig it up.

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