Jalapeno Popper Grilled cheese Sandwich
Mexican food it is the most popular food in the world.
Do you like spicy food? Most people love spicy food because they say that the flavors are more intense. If you like spicy food you will love this delicious and simple sandwich.
The idea of this sandwich is to intensify the flavors
of other tasty ingredients such as cheese and bacon. Besides, spicy ingredients tend to increase the appetite. For that reason, this recipe it is based on jalapeño peppers. Jalapeño peppers are delicious and they are not hard to find. If you want an even tastier dish it is better if you roast the Jalapeños beforehand, that way the flavor will be more intense. If you do not want to
roast them there are other options. Pickled Jalapeño Poppers is one option; however it is not the same.
Another great thing that this sandwich has is the amount
and the variety of cheese that it has. It has melted gooey cheese, cream cheese, jack and cheddar cheese! How much cheese should you use? As many as you wish! The idea is to have a cheesy spicy sandwich.
The other special aspect of this sandwich is that it
is a crunchy sandwich! You might be thinking, how? The first idea was to add some Panko bread crumbs inside the sandwich, but this was not a good idea since the bread was not going keep dry inside of it.
So, a brilliant idea arose! Tortilla chips! This was
an excellent idea since tortilla chip are always crunchy! What I like about this sandwich recipe is that you can substitute the cheddar cheese with another kind of cheese. This sandwich would be even more perfect with Gouda cheese and chipotle pepper! Try it! For sure you will enjoy it!
Servings: makes 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 34 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded2 slices
sour dough bread1 tablespoon
butter, room temperature2
tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature1/2 cup jack
and cheddar cheese, shredded1 tablespoon
tortilla chips, crumbled
Place the peppers on a baking sheet with the cut side facing down.
Place the baking sheet on the top shelf in the oven and broil until the outer layer of the skin has blackened, about 8-14 minutes.Place the peppers in a zip-lock bag or other sealable container, seal and let them
cool until you can handle them, about 20 minutes.Remove the
skins from the peppers. The skins should easily “pinch” off.Butter the outside of each slice of bread and spread the cream cheese on the inside.
Sprinkle half of the cheese on the cream cheese of one slice of bread, top with the jalapenos, crumbled tortilla chips, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread.Heat a
non-stick pan over medium heat.Add the sandwich and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.