Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Gourmet Grilled Cheese... sweet potato, garlic, and spinach!

For our Saturday night ‘BBQ’ I decided to make grilled cheese for everyone.  My original plan was to make them on the grill but in the end no one coming over needed the grill so I made them inside.  I bought a massive sourdough bread loaf… literally it was over 3 ft long and made some delicious sandwiches!!!!  Of course the afternoon started out with multiple rounds of pain killers making dinner that much tastier!!

I didn’t take any pictures of our drinks (the pain killer’s) but here’s the recipe… and I suggest you make it!

  • 1 oz Cruzan Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Coco Lopez*
  • Fresh Nutmeg

In a gallon jug I mixed the orange juice, pineapple juice, and coco lopez follow a 1:3:1 part recipe.  So when it came time to make drinks all I had to do was fill up a cup with ice, dump in a shot or two of rum, add the juice mix, and lastly top with some fresh grated nutmeg!  It is just as good as it sounds.

* Yes this stuff is full of not so good ingredients and something I normally do not buy, but I was just in St Thomas and needed my island drink fix!  I did use fresh squeezed orange juice and organic pineapple juice!

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  • Sourdough Bread
  • Cheddar Cheese, sliced thin
  • Pepper Jack Cheese, I used shredded
  • Fresh Baby Spinach
  • Sweet Potato, I used a Japanese Sweet Potato which has white flesh
  • Garlic Gold Nuggets
  • Butter, melted

YUM!!!

A little note on the garlic… I was going to make fresh roasted garlic but decided to be lazy and get these little nuggets.  Let me just tell you they are absolutely incredible!  Get ’em!

1. Peel and the slice sweet potato into matchsticks.  Coat with olive oil and season with s&p.  Lay out on a baking sheet covered in foil (easy clean up) and bake in a 350° oven for ~35 minutes until tender and lightly browned.  I did this a few hours before dinner and let them sit out until I was ready to cook.

2. Slice bread into thick slices at least 1 inch.

3. Assemble sandwich… garlic, cheeses, sweet potato, spinach.  Be liberal with the cheese, it’s the only way to make it taste good!  And don’t hesitate to smash them down so you can add more filling.

4. Coat outer bread liberally with melted butter.  Grill on a skillet until browned and cheese melted!

Beautifully Golden!

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