Thursday, April 29, 2010

signature sandwich


Were some trendy cafe to name a sandwich after me (which I strongly urge they do), I’d probably want it to be this.

Your life will be better if you get a fruity-cheese-melt in it.


The Lele:


Apple slices.

Cheddar cheese.



Okay, I could give you a few more details: if you are awesome like me, you made brown soda bread from the March issue of Cooking Light, linked to on Favorite Recipes.

Also, I like this sandwich open faced because you can really taste every component; the flavors are balanced (the bread is on the hearty side). For mess reduction purposes, keep your apple and cheese slices thinnn or you’ll get overflow mess.

Had it with a salad (greens, tuna, carrots, fennel fronds, leftover roasted green beans, balsamic) and cafe au lait on a rainy day.


A sunnier day incarnation today: with pear! This sandwich is great cause it has the comfortingness of grilled cheese for a gloomy day and the freshness of the fruit for a sunny day. It is a sandwich for all seasons.


TJ’s spelt. Pear slices. More cheddar. Toasted. I missed my homemade bread- I can make super-thin slices of it and the TJ’s had a touch of freezer burn :( My fault, not Trader Joe’s.

With carrots and hummus and more pear.

Seriously, there are no words:


Except yum!


Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Love the signature sandwich idea! Isn't it great when you find just the right flavor combos!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should open your own cafe called "Sandwich For All Seasons" You would only serve on sandwich, plus variations on said sandwich. Seriously though, that does look delicious, and you keep tempting me to try that brown bread recipe, too.

Tamara Marnell said...

I haven't tried this with apples, but I make a grilled pear 'n cheddar sandwich from time to time and it's divine!

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Anonymous said...

Haha, I love your signature sandwich! It's definitely unique and although an odd combination, I'm sure it tastes divine. Sometimes the weirdest combinations create the most delicious things.. like kidney beans and pickles on toast. Yum.

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

Oh I love the apple/cheddar combo!!! Although I've never tried it toasted before. The melted cheese looks AMAZING.

Anonymous said...

I've actually never had cheddar with apple before. In a moment of unprecedented genius I did concoct a goat cheese, apple, and pumpkin butter masterpiece, lightly toasted and gooey. But I think the sharpness of cheddar would be very interesting.

Gabriela said...

This does sound absolutely perfect for a rainy day. Another good combo is apples + humnut sauce (nooch and hummus). It's absolutely delicious!

Hope you have a great Friday lovie!!

Molly said...

cheddar and apple is such a great combination! how creative to put it on a slice of bread! hello apple cheese sandwich! it is like the cousin of a banana and peanut butter sandwich... right?!