Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Dubliner'

THE 'DUBLINER'. Put an Irish spin on the regular old grilled cheese! I came up with this last year and now it is a frequent request at our house. Variations can be made depending on your available ingredients and what your family likes.

Ingredients:

-Virgin (white, no dried fruit, but you can use teh dried fruit type as well- I think it would taste very good) Irish soda bread, sliced into sandwich servings. If no soda bread, just use regular.

-Kerrygold Irish butter (you can substitute regular, but Kerrygold is creamier.)

-Dubliner Sharp vintage cheddar (it is available at nearly every grocery store in specialty cheeses).

-one leek, sliced.

-olive oil (if not using bacon)

-salt and pepper

-2 slabs Irish bacon (Optional. Regular bacon can also be used, but Irish bacon has a thicker cut and usually less sodium is used.)

Directions: Heat a grill. If using bacon, cook in a medium skillet until crisp (or tender depending on your taste). Take sliced leeks, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and saute them in olive oil if not using bacon, or use remaining bacon fat if you used the bacon, until tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Butter your bread slices on one side. Slice cheese and place on bread, then, top with leeks and bacon. Cook/Grill as any grilled cheese and serve. This dish goes well with potato and leek soup.

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1 comment:

Madeline and Family said...

Anything I can do to put a twist on my grilled cheese is just what I need. This one sounds perfect.

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