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If like me, you have been seeing National Grilled Cheese Month touted on the internet and facebook in recent weeks, you may have wondered — “What’s the big deal? You throw a piece of cheese on bread and pop it in a skillet!” Well if that’s what you thought, you need educating! So I’m sending you to the Grilled Cheese Academy! Just click on the link and discover 30 different delectable recipes for grilled cheese like you’ve never had before!

#4 The Nantucket

Ingredients:
 
  • 4 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 slices country French bread or focaccia
  • 4 slices aged Cheddar
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • 2 large dill pickles, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature    

Directions:

Mix capers, scallions, and Cream Cheese until smooth. Spread mixture on one side of bread slices. Heat skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Top 4 bread slices each with a slice of Cheddar, 2 ounces lox, and some pickle slices. Top each with another bread slice. Add 2 tablespoons butter to heated pan; place the sandwiches in pan. Top each with 1 tablespoon butter and grill for 3 minutes; flip carefully and grill until bread is browned and cheese melts.

I also highly recommend #7 The Heartland, #11 The Li’l Kahuna, #15 The Verde, #19 The Lisa Marie (think peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate), $20 The Francesca, #23 The Green Acre, and #30 The Bianca (with lovely mascarpone)!