Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Little Bit

Well guys it's official, I'm super sort of old. I'm turning 25 this weekend *gulp* and I'm doing what any mature and responsible adult would do - dragging all of my friends to a water park in Long Island. Sounds fun right? I hope so. I really haven't been to one since I was in high school and I remember the lazy river being full of bandaids so I sort of swore it off for a while. However, since it's about a gazillion degrees here in the city, I'm willing to overlook it. 

But that's not all I wanted to tell you. Even though it's my birthday and I should be receiving the presents, I'm going to switch it up and give my loyal readers some super awesome gifts! That's right, I've got 5 copies of Laura Werlin's new grilled cheese, please! book and one might just have your name on it. All you have to do is make one of my sandwiches and either post a pic to to my Facebook or Twitter page or link it down below in the comments section by next week (7/21/2011). Oh and feel free to get creative with it! From there, I'll randomly pick some winners and ship you the book!

So to pay some homage to the original GC gal, Laura Werlin, I'm adapting one of my favorite recipes from her book - the Pimento Cheese grilled cheese. 

Adapted from grilled cheese, please! by Laura Werlin
Ingredients:
- 2 pats of salted butter
- 8 slices of a small baguette
- sriracha 
- 4 heaping tbs of pimento cheese
   -combine 1/2 cup shredded aged gouda, 1/2 cup
   shredded cheddar, 2 tbs whipped cream cheese,
   1 tbs mayo, 3 spicy peppers finely chopped,
   salt pepper





Now I know you're supposed to use mostly mayo in pimento cheese but I couldn't bring myself to it. I don't know why, but I have this stupid fear of the stuff. So because of this, I ended up substituting cream cheese and I actually LOVED it. It reminds me of my absolute favorite GC in Brooklyn - The Adult Grilled Cheese from The Commodore.

So once you've got your pimento cheese mixed up, plop one huge tablespoon of the mixture onto 4 slices of bread.


I don't think I've ever used sriracha in one of my grilled cheeses, and what a mistake that was!  I eat this stuff on everything I possibly can. Red rooster sauce, I love you. Anyways, depending on your spiciness threshold, squirt on as much as you like. 


Now put the top piece of bread on each cheesed up piece and smear some butter on the outside.


At this point it's important that you crank up your heat super high. Pimento cheese takes about .2 seconds to melt so you'll want to brown the bread as quickly as possible. 


Mine were only in the pan for about a minute or two until the bread started to sear and develop a nice crispy golden crust. As soon as the cheese starts to ooze out the sides, it should be done. 


Now just remove them from heat and let them sit for a minute or two so the cheese can get a chance to firm up a bit. Then go for it (and sing me happy birthday)!


This post would have been so much better if I had a candle in the sandwiches. I think that would be appropriate, right?  Happy Birthday to me.

But before I go, good luck on the contest and I can't wait to see what you guys come up with! 

xoxo,

GCS

28 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I pretty much have all of your sammies 'pinned', but have yet to make one. Damnit. I do have a couple I could share just for the fun of it though.

    http://rindymae.blogspot.com/search/label/Sammies

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  2. Congrats on your quarter century! No worries, it's not that bad after all. If you look around you you will still ask yourself why everybody else is so fucking old. Okay, maybe the water park is not the best place for that but you know what I mean.

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  3. Oh that looks so tasty! I'm so excited to make one of your recipes this weekend! HOPE I WIN :)
    www.simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  4. What a way to Southern girls heart..I mean stomach!! Delish! Happy Birthday to the most wonderful, creative daughter ever!

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  5. We're having a Grilled Cheese Social inspired by your blog this Friday for game night. I'm letting people make their own, but all of them are inspired by you.

    And I'm SO making this pimento cheese. It wasn't on my original menu, but SCREW THAT, I want it. :D

    Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  6. My, oh yummy, my. This came just in time for me to grill up some o' that pimento cheese I just made with Habenero Jack and Jarlsburg. Maybe I'll post a pic and get in on the give-away. AND Happy Birthday to you!

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  7. You can eat grilled cheese sandwiches with lots of butter and you are still thin. Happy birthday!

    princessheah{at}yahoo

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  8. I could feel my arteries clogging as I read that.

    Happy Birthday!

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  9. Happy birthday! Gooey cheese makes the world a better place - your blog makes me so happy!!

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  10. I love the idea of making my own pimento cheese! I've never done it, and this sandwich looks soooo yummy. :) Happy Birthday!!!

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  11. The breads looks so fresh and cheese so much chewy. Yum yum!

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  12. Maybe I'll see you at Splish Splash ;) *i'mnotcreepyloveyourblog*

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  13. I'm making this tomorrow, I may have to sprinkle smoked paprika on top too! have a great Birthday.

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  14. I'm terrified of mayo too! (i don't even like saying the word.. i refer to it as "the M word")

    Your blog is so fascinating and fun! (: so glad i came across it.

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  16. Hello, Im new to your blog and think it's pretty damn good, you have 'grilled cheese' in your blog name, I had to come and visit!! Have a fabulous Birthday!!

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  17. I demand a new post! Preferably now! :)

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  18. Belated Birthday wishes dear. God bless you!! :) <3 <3

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  20. I love your blog! This looks so divine and I am glad to know I'm not the only person who doesn't care for mayo. I am going to try the pimento cheese out, I've never seen it made without eggs! Hope you had a blast on your bday!

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  21. I use toasted pecans, bacon and candied jalapeños with pimento cheese on sourdough. Try it!!!

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