This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free bread for this sandwich and check for modified food starch in the sour cream.
"I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip." -John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
I like using olive oil for my grilled cheese sandwiches. It makes the sandwiches easier to cook. Butter browns and burns at a much lower heat than olive oil, so the oil is more forgiving. Don't use your best extra virgin oil as it will burn.
There are a lot of great variations on this cheese sandwich, and you can use lots of different flavors, like pimento cheese, curry, or chili powder, to complement the umami of the cheese.
Servings = 1 | Serving size = 1 sandwich
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.
|1 ounce||reduced fat cheddar cheese (grated)|
|1/2 small||green onion (thinly sliced)|
|1 tsp.||reduced fat sour cream|
|2 slices||whole wheat or gluten-free bread|
|1 tsp.||olive oil (divided)|
Place the cheese, pimentos, green onion and sour cream in a bowl and fold together until blended.
Place the cheese mixture between the slices of bread and pat down gently until firm.
Place a griddle over high heat.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of the olive oil to the hot griddle and spread with a spatula.
Place the sandwich on the griddle. Adjust the heat so that the sandwich browns but does not burn.
After about 6 minutes, add the other 1/2 teaspoon to the griddle.
Turn the sandwich over and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
Serving size = 1 sandwich
Servings = 1
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 258||Calories from Fat 99|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 11g|
|Saturated Fat 4g||19%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 25g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Vitamin A 7%||Vitamin C 8%|
|Calcium 31%||Iron 9%|
|Vitamin K 13 mcg||Potassium 191mg|