I found multiple recipes for tomato basil grilled cheese sandwiches, but Mike and I like the name caprese grilled cheese sandwich better! The funny thing about this recipe is that under most circumstances I HATE tomatoes. The only time that I like tomatoes is when they are cooked, like with some types of bruschetta (I actually like all bruschetta) or this caprese grilled cheese sandwich. Weird, I know!
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
2 pieces of Italian bread (or any of kind of bread)
3 thick slices of tomato
3 thick slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
4-5 fresh basil leaves
We bought one small package of mozzarella cheese and one smaller sized tomato which was just enough for two sandwiches.
Great cutting job by Mike
First, Mike mixed olive oil and Italian seasoning together and brushed it on one side of each piece of bread.
After that we flipped each piece of bread over and assembled the sandwiches. The order was: basil leaves, tomato slices and mozzarella slices. Mike put pepper on his and then drizzled some more olive oil on top of the cheese.
Pepper optional, I don't like extra pepper!
We cooked our sandwiches on our George Foreman grill, but you could use a panini press or skillet. We had the sandwiches on the grill for about 5 minutes and then they were done!
Mike's cheese escaped from his sandwich a little bit
These sandwiches hit the spot and I'm really glad that we waited to have them today, we wouldn't have enjoyed them as much yesterday since we were so full!
Is there anything that you eat some ways, but not others?