April 17, 2011
Here’s another twist on that adult grilled cheese that I had made previously.
It’s really simple. Turkey, Tomato slices covering the whole piece of bread, Two slices of pepper jack (one inside each slice of bread) and two slices of rye bread. I butter one side of the bread and then throw butter in the pan to melt (i put it on 5 of 10 on the stove…whatever that means). Brown both sides.
Interesting note: I think I’ve figured out how to flip these things, but let’s just say it’s not fun. I basically scoop the sandwich out once one side is brown and move it back to the cutting board. On the cutting board, I get the full two-handed grip on it and flip it. Then I place it, with my hands, back into the pan. There’s got to be a better way, but, near as I can tell, this is the easiest way to avoid spillage of ingredients. I’d love to hear someone’s take on this procedure.
April 16, 2011
As you all know, I have an affection for interesting combinations for burgers. I’d seen this one awhile back on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and definitely wanted to try it. I know this is mostly a New Mexico/Arizona/Texas thing (incidentally, I think the Diner was in New Mexico), as are most concoctions involving Green Chiles
side note: does anyone have a cooler job than Guy Fieri on this show? Traveling all over the country and eating awesome diner food would easily be in my top 3 vocations.
This thing is really quite simple. The key is to brown the burger on one side on the grill (or the pan, i suppose, for the non-grilled), lump the green chile on the burger and then cover the chile completely with a slide of cheese and allow it to melt. Think of it like you’re creating a tent for the chile so it doesn’t escape while eating.
The Chef thought these would have been better with jalapenos and I can see where she’s coming from. With the jalapeno though, the spice meter would have been higher and not necessarily the flavor meter. I like it as is.
I believe these buns were kaiser roll. As you can see, it was more burger, less bun, but the bread was delicious (a key).