#LetsLunch Grilled Colby Jack, Black Forest Ham, and Pickles

3924394749_baa3bb2d35_m#LetsLunch Grilled Colby Jack, Black Forest Ham, and Pickles

…and we’re back!  It’s time for another #LetsLunch!

(Quick review: #LetsLunch is where a group of food writers get together and we write about … lunch.  But not just any lunch.  This month we’re talking about the ooey-ist, gooey-ist, cheesiest grilled cheese sandwiches around.)

There’s only one poblem… I am NOT the world’s biggest grilled cheese fan.  I think it’s a texture thing.  I want my sandwich to have a little heft when I bite in.   So, if  may be permitted, there might be a little meat snuck in my grilled cheese.  And some pickles.  I am a big pickle fan and I really enjoy them even more when they’re cold and stacked on hot grilled cheese.  They are great for contrasts in texture and  in temperature.

Ready to eat?

#LetsLunch Grilled Colby Jack, Black Forest Ham, and Pickles

Okay, this one is simple.  Butter the outside of the bread, layer on the cheese, meat, pickles, more cheese and cook in a skillet.  During the cooking process, keep the heat on no more than medium-high or you will burn the bread.  Also, if you can use a thicker slice of bread, it’s better than something from a pre-sliced bag of bread because the outside will crisp up while the inside stays soft.

With that advice in mind…

You will need: (Per Sandwich)

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 ounces shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 slice Black forest ham
  • 4-6 pickles
  • Cooking spray

Butter one side of both slices of bread.  Put one slice butter side down and sprinkle half of the cheese on it, then add the Black forest ham and pickles.  Top with the rest of the cheese and add the top slice of bread buttered side up.

Get a skillet hot over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.  Immediately, add the sandwich and cook it  2-3 minutes per side or until the cheese melts.   You may need to flip serveral times if the cheese isn’t melting to prevent the bread from burning.


Thanks to mtungate for the picture.


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