Sunday, July 31, 2011

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Basil Leaves and Stramato

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Basil Leaves and Stramato
Source: The Cook Mobile

Makes 2 Servings


4 pcs of thick french bread slices
4 slices of provolone cheese
fresh basil leaves
stramato, thinly sliced
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
salt and pepper
Assembling Sandwich


Brush one side of the french bread slices with melted butter. Place one provolone slice on the un-buttered side. Arrange fresh basil leaves on top of cheese. Layer stramato slices on top of basil leaves.
Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with a dash each of salt and pepper.
Place another cheese slice. Top arrangement with the other slice of french bread with buttered side up.
Meanwhile, heat a wide pan over low heat. Place sandwich on pan with buttered side down.
Toast, flipping once, until both sides are lightly browned and cheese is melted to liking.
1) Other filling combinations include mozzarella and pepperoni, swiss and bacon, gruyere and smoked salmon… the possibilities are endless!

2) You can substitute roma tomatoes if stramatos are not available. However, finding these hybrid tomatoes is certainly worth the search as they are indeed very sweet and juicy!
For some reason I feel like Mayo would be good on this too?


  1. yum! tomorrow we starve! No wimping out. Lets make it happen. ok?

  2. on soleil's b-day! How cruel!

  3. ok ok ugh! always an excuse! jk... No thats fine I'm going to try if I can. I need to lose weight...

  4. I'll starve till dinner and try not to be weak! and ur right always an excuse! I mind as well keep an eye on the lane bryant sales now!

  5. laugh out loud! for sure start lookin! actually that sounds like a good goal for me too. maybe Wednesday all day then. we will c

  6. see this is why I HATE quitting! It's ur fault! I blame you!

  7. Blame me for what? not being fat?

  8. no for making me stop last time!

  9. we have to start and stop sometimes. u just have to man up! I do too!

  10. This pic doesnt help!Let's stop tomorrow after our jalapeno grilled cheeses!

  11. I know it looks good. When r we having those breakfast lunch or dinner or all three?

  12. boo! fail! I'm not eating till dinner.