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Grilled Cheese

My kids wanted to have grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch yesterday, so I thought I would take a look and see if there what grilled cheese were like in the 40′s. Sure enough they had a recipe!

Pretty similar. Then, I found a recipe below, that looked interesting, so I gave it a try:

Although it was definitely different than what I usually eat for lunch, or for a sandwich, it was pretty good! I made this on a piece of “everything” french bread which made it even better! I think this could be a fun appetizer, especially for a ladies only gathering!

If you notice in the recipe it calls for “table sauce”. This must be a throwback again, to English food. It can be a “brown” sauce, which is sold in a ketchup bottle in the U.K. and must be similar to a gravy? It could also be ketchup or mustard. In this recipe I used ketchup. It was an unlikely ingredient, and added not took over. If you didn’t know ketchup was in it, I don’t think you would be able to tell!

Open Cheese and Bacon Sandwiches *updated*

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, beaten light
  • 3/4 lb cream cheese, cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 1/2 t. ketchup
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. paprika
  • Few grains cayenne
  • 1 loaf french bread, sliced lengthwise
  • 3/4 lb bacon, chopped very fine (you can even nuke for 1 minute to get a head start, or use precooked (about 1 cup)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven on broil.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients and mix very well (it will be a bit lumpy).
  3. Spread on the bread halves.
  4. Sprinkle with bacon.
  5. Place in middle rack of oven and cook 5-10 minutes, or until the top is browned a bubbly.

Here is the cheese mixture:

And the bacon:

  

Here is what it looked like right before I put it in to broil:

And, I am embarrassed to say, this is what was left:

 

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