Stuff & Nonsense: Hot & Spicy Baconriffic Grilled Cheese


29 April 2012

Hot & Spicy Baconriffic Grilled Cheese

When I stumbled across Galley Kitchen's "Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich" while looking for recipes for May's Crazy Cooking Challenge, I immediately knew I had to give it a try. I'd wanted a recipe with some heat and was hoping to find one using sriracha, but pickled jalapenos are equally delicious.

Grilled Cheese
Pretty!

This grilled cheese turned out pretty darn delicious. The kick of the peppers combined with the creamy-gooey cheese and crunchy bread ... just yum.

Oven Baked Bacon

I cooked the thick-cut bacon in a 400°F oven for 15 minutes. Yes, that's much more bacon than the recipe called for on my pan, but why would I bake three slices when I could bake a whole pan worth?

Spicy Cream Cheese

Combine cream cheese with chopped slices of pickled jalapenos and scallions. I used light cream cheese and, because I didn't have any scallions, fresh chives from my garden.

Making Grilled Cheese

Top each slice of bread with a slice of cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp). Spread one slice with the cream cheese mixture and top with three slices of bacon. Sandwichize everything together and spread the outside of the bread with butter.

Grilled Cheese

Fry until beautifully browned on one side, flip over, and fry the other side. Immediately remove from heat, halve, and nom while all the delicious gooey insides get all over your fingers and the jalapenos set your tongue pleasantly afire.

My Galley Kitchen is posting a different grilled cheese recipe every day in April, so do go check out all the many delicious grilled cheese variations.

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