Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

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Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

I live in a part of the city called Gastown; named after Captain John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton who, in 1867, became the area’s first settler and notorious saloon owner.  By the 1930’s there were more than 300 licensed drinking establishments (and, I would think, an uncountable number of men stumbling home with whiskey on their breath) in the 12 blocks that make up Gastown. While we certainly can’t compete with the area’s heyday in terms of numbers, we are still known as the number one spot in the city to quench your thirst.

Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

You’re probably thinking: what does any of this have to do with a grilled cheese sandwich?

The answer: not much. Except that I was sipping on a cocktail at The Diamond (one of my fav bars in the area) when I ate this sandwich.

Gooey melted cheese, sweet and crunchy apple and spicy sriracha butter =  damn close to perfection. Have I mentioned that it is also fast and easy to make?

Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

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Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter
 
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Rich and cheesy with a little crunch and a touch of spice.
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter, plus more for the bread
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Cheese (I like cheddar and parmesan but think brie would be delicious as well)*
  • ½ an apple, cored and sliced
Instructions
  1. Mix together the 1 tablespoon of butter with the sriracha in a small bowl.
  2. Butter one slice of bread with sriracha butter. Add cheese, apple slices and more cheese. Top with the other piece of bread.
  3. Butter the outside of each slice of bread.
  4. Heat a small frying pan over medium/low heat. Add sandwich and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted and the bread is brown.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
* I've left the quantity of the cheese out on purpose. Add more or less depending on how cheesy you'd like your grilled cheese to be.

 

Recognize these pictures? If you’ve stopped by this post before you might remember that these were the images I had up. I had a bit of a cheesy, ooey gooey sandwich craving the other night and thought I’d snap a few new pics. :)

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Comments

    • Kristen says

      You really did make me laugh out loud. It would be awfully hot and spicy in there but if you’re like me and love the heat, I say go for it, jump inside! ;)

    • Kristen says

      Hi Tessa,

      I love sriracha too! The more places I can use it the better :) Hope you enjoy eating the sandwich as much as I did!!

  1. Smallfat says

    Quick question – looking at this picture (and the previous post on how you made the sriracha butter) it looks as though there are bits of crushed chilli? The sriracha sauce we get here is a homogeneous red paste in a squeezy bottle. Are you using sambal oelek?

    • Kristen says

      That’s a good question! The label on the bottle I have says sriracha, but I have also bought sambal oelek in the past and it has looked exactly the same. I always figured they must be the same thing, but maybe the bottles I buy are just labeled wrong.

      I think it would be delicious made with any kind of hot spicy sauce so I’d go ahead and use whatever you have on hand :)

  2. Patrick Nolan says

    Thank you so much for the siracha butter idea. Getting that condiment on the outside of the sandwich delivers the flavor without making the inside too soupy. I was going to use an A’njou pear that I had on hand in place of the apple but found that it wasn’t yet ripe. I substituted a smear of Dalmatia fig spread and it’s heaven! LOVE so many things you’re doing on this blog and I adore your idea for a supper club.

  3. says

    One of our most popular sandwiches is a pear and bleu cheese grilled cheese. We serve it on cranberry sourdough from a local bakery and blend the bleu cheese with cream cheese in our Robot Coup to get it nice and smooth. Half of a thinly sliced pear (we use Anjou) and grill it up. Awesome. For meat eaters we recommend adding our thick-sliced peppered bacon.

  4. says

    had some havarti cheese and wonderful french county bread leftover from the weekend & just couldn’t face another oatmeal breakfast-so whipped up this sandwich using tangy organic granny smith apples. it was great-my new fav!!
    will make it this summer at the beach for everyone!
    thanks.

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