DAF Grilled Cheese
Today is THE day to get that cheese! Taking an American classic, combining it with some California goodness, and sprinkling a bit of Italian pizzazz on top I dub this wonderful creation the “DAF Grilled Cheese”. Yes, Dope As Food Grilled Cheese and yes, definitely more grilled than the classic. Outside of the fact that this is another quick and easy recipe it is also easily adaptable to a more vegetarian palette by, heartbreakingly, skipping over the bacon. Another thing is that we’re not adding extra salt here since we have plenty of saltiness from the cheese and bacon. If you do skip the bacon and use a less salty cheese then remember to adjust for that. Now do you enjoy creamy avocado, gooey cheese, and crispy bread? If yes then make it now. If not then stop lying to yourself, learn to love yourself, and finally permit yourself to make and fully enjoy this dope sandwich!
- 2 large slices of bread
- 4 oz (113 g) pepper jack cheese, 3-4 thicker slices
- 1 strip of thick cut bacon
- 1 tablespoon (15 g) sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/4 of an avocado (2 oz / 57 g)
- A bit of thinly sliced onion (1/3 oz / 9 g)
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon/lime juice
- Cut the bacon strip in half and crisp it up in a pan on med to medium-low heat. Let that fat render out nice and slow, 10-15 minutes, then place the bacon on a paper towel.
- Discard any excess fat by blotting it with a paper towel leaving in only about a teaspoon. Turn the heat up to medium, let the pan heat up then place in the two slices of bread to get a nice toasting on them. This is about 2 minutes per side but keep an eye out and flip/adjust temperature accordingly, the goal is to get the slices golden brown. Once that's done set the bread aside and turn off the stove.
- After the bread cooled down a bit and can be handled spread the avocado on one of the slices, sprinkle over some pepper, top off with the onions, and squeeze a bit of lemon/lime juice. Finally spread the sun-dried tomato evenly on top.
- Place cheese on the remaining slice of bread as evenly as possible while covering the entire surface of the bread.
- Set your broiler on high then place the cheesy slice of bread in an oven-safe pan or baking tray. Now slide that bad boy 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) under the broiler for roughly 2 minutes or until the cheese is all gooey and melty and browns up a bit.
- Once the cheese is melted and gorgeous take that slice out of the broiler and place it cheese-down over its long-lost avocado slice brother and leave it for 2 minutes. After the 2 minutes a bunch of that cheese will have oozed down over everything so flip the entire sandwich upside down so that the cheese oozes a bit in the opposite direction and creates one of the most amazing edible glues in the history of the universe.
- A minute or two after flipping over this sam wam slice it in half and serve it up like a real boss.