Are you up for a lovely lunch, or big breakfast or brunch, then this Good Morning Glory Grilled Cheese is for you. It is a complete meal; the whole nine yards; whole grain bread with bacon, fruit, cheese, avocado and an egg. Piled up high for a colorful, flavorful and mouthful of deliciousness.
Grilled cheese is a fun sandwich to make, especially when you have the choice of many different type of cheese, like we have here in the US. I created this recipe and competed in the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Competition. I was not one of the lucky few, but what do they say, participation is more important than winning?
I wanted to make a grilled cheese sandwich that was breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner if you like. So it needed to have some breakfast-y ingredients. I think you can see all the layers in this picture:
Whole grain bread is my bread of choice, so that’s my starting point. As the bottom layer, I picked an extremely creamy soft cheese, Butterkase, followed by a few strips of bacon and slices of avocado. Then another cheese, Bread Cheese, this is a cheese similar to Halloumi; it becomes soft, but does not really melt. Next! Slices of strawberries and finished with a fried egg, with runny yolk, sprinkled with salt and pepper.
I know there are many ways to make a grilled cheese; butter or oil, butter the bread, butter in the skillet; microwave, or oven or even toaster. My winning combination is using dense bread, and baking in a skillet with butter. It does not matter whether you use white or whole wheat or whole grain, they tend to respond the same, but the density of the bread is important. Dense bread does not absorb the butter as quickly as more loosely baked bread and will bake brown while the cheese has time to melt.
How to eat this Good Morning Glory Grilled Cheese is a whole different question? May be it is a suggestion to watch Food Networks Diners Drive-ins and Dives and see how Guy Fieri does it 🙂