This is grilled cheese sandwich to the MAX… or Panini, however you want to call it.
Trying to capture the flavors and essence of the BLT in a vegetarian, pressed form, I substituted Smoked Cheddar cheese for the Bacon. I learned that melting smoked cheddar cheese in the oven would taste just like bacon. I have not tried it the way dmcavanagh suggested in this thread, but let me tell you, this combination really works.
2 ounces of smoked cheddar cheese About 2 ounces of cream cheese 1 tbs of butter A handful of arugula lettuce 3-4 tomato slices Multi-Grain demi baguette
- In a food processor or a Magic Bullet… mix together the cheeses, butter and arugula. Mix together until it becomes a puree.
- Slather the cheese puree onto both sides of the bread. Layer the tomato slices in the bottom half and top with the other bread half.
- Press in a Panini press or a George Foreman grill for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
I hope you enjoy this sandwich as much as I do…