Here's what you need to make this Greek treat...
- 1/2 cup of feta
- 1 1/2 tbs of sauteed red onion
- 1/2 tbs of balsamic glaze
- 2 pats of salted butter
- 2 pieces of sourdough bread
- 1 grilled red romaine heart
To begin, place a few thinly sliced pieces of feta on top of your sourdough. I love feta. It's super salty but not too overwhelming and the texture is a weird mix between moist and firm. When you take a bite it's like a salty ninja kicks you in the mouth and then hugs your tastebuds until you feel all better, well sort of.
Then on top of that, delicately place your grilled romaine heart. This is actually my first time making/eating this and it was super easy. So if you've never done it before and you want some guidance, let me tell you how I did it.
You basically begin by cutting a piece of romaine down the middle and cranking up your grill to a very high heat. Then drizzle some olive oil on top of your lettuce and place it on the heat. After a few minutes it'll start to tenderize and caramelize at which point you'll grind some peppercorns and crack some seal salt on top.
Place on some of those sweet and semi-crunchy red onions.
Hit it with a few drizzles of balsamic glaze. I buy the pre-made kind because I
am way too lazy use it way too often to have to make it for myself but I'd definitely recommend home-made reductions over the store bought kind.
Then put a few more slices of the feta to create a glue which helps the ingredients bond together.
Put your top piece of bread on and then smother it with some butter.
Before you put the sandwich on the grill, heat up your press on high heat for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, heat your pan to medium high and melt some butter for the other side of the sandwich.
When everything is heated up (which should be about five minutes) place your sandwich in your pan and smush it with your press. I totally spaced when I picked up my press and didn't think that the wooden handle would be burning hot, but it was, and now my hand is hurt. And I want my mom
Make sure not to move it for a few minutes so you end up getting nice grill marks. I let mine sit on there for about four minutes before I flipped it and pressed the other side.
And finally when it's all golden and crispy on each side, take it off the grill and serve immediately!
Now if only I had a nice glass of wine and/or were swimming around in the Greek Isles with some hot stud... I guess there's always tomorrow.