17 January 2015

Grilled cheese sandwiches

Who wouldn't love a good cheese sandwich, and grilled cheese sandwiches are amongst the finest in this category. I decided to make some for breakfast, and like so often I took inspiration from Felicity Cloake's column in The Guardian. Not too long ago she published the article How to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich and there are very good tips in there. Have a read through, if you are a grilled cheese enthusiast.

I really enjoyed these sandwiches very much. Below is my variation of grilled cheese sandwiches. I got the nice bread in a fairly new bakery/café in Southampton, Boulangerie Victor Hugo and used my favourite cheese of all time, the Finnish Oltermanni

Ingredients to make 4 sandwiches

8 slices of bread
100 g mature Cheddar grated
16 Oltermanni slices (or any other more easily melting cheese)
1 tsp butter
1 garlic clove
½ tsp smoked paprika


Heat a frying pan to medium heat.

Slice the bread.

Grate the Cheddar and slice the other cheese.

Cut the garlic into very thin slices.

Place the garlic, Cheddar, paprika and Oltermanni on one slice of bread and cover with another one.

Let the butter melt in the pan and put the breads there.

Press them down a bit and cook on both sides until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown.

Enjoy as breakfast or snack and above all enjoy your weekend! Sun is shining here, which means a bit brighter food photos for a change. And did you notice that I indeed got the seasonal Moomin mug for Christmas!

Your VegHog


  1. These look amazing, way better than the usual grilled cheese here. Hahah
    You did give me inspiration to experiment. :)
    And your mug is just the cutest!

    1. Thank you once again for your lovely comment Adi! You should experiment indeed, only a few things are better than grilled cheese sandwiches! Haha! Thanks for the mug compliment as well, I always like a good Moomin mug. :)


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