The Remember When Grilled Sandwich

All you need:

  • A splash of Olive Oil
  • A 250g packet of Bacon
  • 200g Klein Rivier Gruber
  • 200g Mature Cheddar
  • 250g Mozzarella
  • 190g Smoked Cheddar
  • 250g Salted Butter
  • A fresh loaf of Stone Ground White Bread
  • A small handful of chopped Garlic Chives
  • 1tsp Paprika
  • Your Pastry Brush
  • Tin Foil
  • Braai Grid


How to:

  • Heat the Olive Oil in a frying pan over low to medium heat
  • Add the Bacon, fry till crisp and golden brown
  • Once fat is rendered off drain on a sheet of kitchen towel
  • When Bacon is cooled down, use a large knife to cut into small chunks
  • Grate the cheeses and set aside separately
  • In same pan as the rendered fat, melt the butter and stir to combine
  • Slice eight handsome slices of the Stone Ground Bread
  • Tear four sheets of foil large enough to be able to close around each sandwich
  • Place two slices of bread on each
  • Spread the butter bacon mix on both sides of the bread using your pastry brush
  • Layer each slice of bread with two of the cheeses and sprinkle with chives
  • Season the sandwiches with salt, a grrrts of pepper and two shakes of Paprika
  • Wrap and seal each sandwich in its foil covering
  • Braai over medium coals for 10 minutes, turn often to help the cheese to melt
  • Check on the cheese, if need be put back on the fire for a runny cheese melt
  • Unwrap when done, braai 10 minutes over coals for smoky flavour and until golden brown
  • Serve with a glass of her choice. Kaalvoet? Kleinboet? Bloos? Your choice.


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