9.22.2011

Old Skool Playa

My birthday was back in August and seeing how much I love to cook, and love a good sandwich, my brother and his girlfriend gave me a cookbook as part of my birthday present. This was not just any cookbook. This was "The Big New York Sandwich Book". The book is chocked full fabulous sandwich creations "from the city's greatest restaurants and chefs."

The Old Skool Playa is an oldie but a goodie and I couldn't help myself from making it for lunch. This is a grilled cheese West Village style according to the book. Murrays' Cheese Shop has been around since the 1940's and you will find hundreds of cheeses to choose from (tastings included!) They took a classic grilled cheese recipe, and rather than cooking it on the stove-top they broiled it in the oven for an even crunchier, tastier American favorite.

You Will Need:
  • 3 slices thick smoky bacon
  • 2 slices bread of your choice
  • Butter
  • 3 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices tomato

Here We Go:
  • Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and cook the bacon to desired degree of doneness; drain
  • Preheat the broiler
  • Butter the bottoms of each piece of bread and evenly distribute the cheese across both slices of bread
  • Put the pieces of bacon on top of one half of the bread slices
  • Place the bread on a baking sheet and toast until they're golden brown
  • Remove from oven, add tomato to cheese and bacon slice, and close the sandwich

Serves 1
Happy Feasting!

3 comments:

Joanna said...

Ooo! This is my kind of sandwhich! I would eat that for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

What a considerate gift! That sandwich looks like something I would love! Must look for that book.

Moogie said...

I just happened upon your blog. Love it!!