Or a trashed up grilled cheese.
Whatever you want to call it.
I’m just going to call it good.
But no, seriously. A couple of months ago, I posted my French onion grilled cheese recipe onto Reddit. You wouldn’t believe the backlash I received for calling it a “grilled cheese” sandwich instead of a melt. So much so, that my post was removed within hours of posting and when I questioned the moderator as to why, I was informed that my post had too many reports.
I mean, what!?
Over a stinking sandwich?
Apparently people get serious about their food.
Hey, I’ll admit. I get pretty serious about my food, as well. Especially when my food involves that cranberry butter I shared on my ultimate holiday cheeseboard and extra sharp white cheddar cheese. Heck, I may even get seriously serious.
I told you I was a super fan of that combination.
Cranberry, Ham and Cheddar Melt
- 2 slices bread (I used Nature’s Own 12 Grain)
- butter at room temperature, or easily spreadable
- 2-3 tbsp. cranberry butter
- 1/2 c. shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (I use Lidl Preferred Selection, but I’m sure any sharp white cheddar would do!)
- 2-3 slices deli ham
- handful of spinach
Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, in the pan and drop a couple spoonfuls of cranberry butter on the bread. Pile 1/2 of the cheese on top and then the ham, spinach, and remaining 1/2 of the cheese. Add an additional spoonful of cranberry butter on top of cheese before “covering” contents with the second slice of bread (butter side up).
Slightly press down on the sandwich and fry until golden, about 3 minutes.
With a flat spatula, carefully turn the sandwich over in the pan and fry the second side until golden brown.
Remove sandwich from pan, cut in half, and eat immediately.