A couple of weeks ago, Dayv and I began brainstorming grilled cheese ideas while I made dinner. It was then that I remembered that as a child, my mom would make grilled cheese with tomato and I absolutely loved it. In fact, it was the only way I could eat it, as plain grilled cheese didn't sit well in my stomach. Then, Dayv threw out the idea of adding pickles. It seemed a little weird to me, but we decided to go for it. And wouldn't you know, we loved it!
I figured that this type of sandwich wouldn't interest anyone but the two of us, until I told my mom about it later that week. "I'd love pickles in a grilled cheese!" she said. I have to say, I was a little astonished at her reaction. I seriously thought this was a weird combination. But, the thing is, it works. And besides the taste, my favorite thing about it is that it only takes about 10 minutes to make. You can't beat that, especially if you need to feed a hungry husband.
makes one, easily doubled, tripled...
2 pieces of gluten-free bread(or regular if you can eat the stuff)
approximately 1/4 cup vegan cheese(we used Teese mozzarella)
1 thin slice of tomato
6-8 bread and butter pickle slices(we used Bubbies)
Place the bread side by side on a plate, and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until cheese is melted. On one slice, place the sliced tomato on top of the cheese. On the other piece, place the pickles in one layer on the cheese.
Place a piece of Earth Balance in the center of a small skillet and turn to medium heat. Place the piece of bread with the pickles on it, pickles side up, in the center of the skillet(on top of the Earth Balance). Carefully place the other piece of bread, tomato side down, on top of the pickles. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully flip, and cook an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Enjoy!