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*
- 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)
- Preheat oven on broil.
- Combine first 6 ingredients and mix very well (it will be a bit lumpy).
- Spread on the bread halves.
- Sprinkle with bacon.
- 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: