Friday, April 16, 2010

Grilled Cheese Pageant : Holy Cheese Bacon-man!

Holy Cheese Bacon Man, originally uploaded by miss.mallory.
It's that time of year again, grilled cheese pageant time! Last year my roasted butternut squash/jarlsberg combo landed in the category of best swimsuit. So much for last year! Introducing the most ridiculous and delicious grilled cheese I've ever made: homemade cornbread slices packed with roasted jalapeno mayo, a ton of sharp cheddar speckled with pimento, and to top it all off strips of crispy fried bacon. As if that wasn't enough I skipped the butter on the outside and fried each sandwich in the grill pan filled with hot bacon fat. Oh yes, I just typed that. This sandwich is the antithesis of last years. Basically a heart attack waiting to happen. This sandwich wouldn't be caught dead in a bikini (or likely a one piece for that matter!) So wrong. But. Oh. So. Good. Spicy, sweet, gooey, cripsy, and above all, baconlicious (I think I just made that word up. . .) entirely worth the calories. Trust me on this one. Paired with a tall glass of ice cold beer? Simply a match made in heaven.

Holy Cheese Bacon Man, originally uploaded by miss.mallory.
I likely don't need to give you a recipe for this sandwich, it's a grilled cheese. But, in an effort to make it that much easier for you to recreate here's how I did it: To make jalapeno mayo simply oil up some spicy green jalapeno chiles, grill on a bbq or over open flame, sweat in a bag, scrape off burned bits, chop flesh, throw into a few tablespoons of mayo (homemade is always best of course!) Laurels cornbread baked in a loaf pan makes the best bread. The pimento cheddar couldn't be simpler. And viola! Only a few steps more (bacon) and you've got one serious gut busting sandwich on your hands. Your swimsuit might not, but your tastebuds will thank you.

Holy Cheese Bacon Man, originally uploaded by miss.mallory.


RachelleLouise said...

This looks insanely delicious! Love the clarity of the photo!

The Knitting Instinct said...

That looks like the yummiest thing I've seen in ages. I never would have thought of the cornbread on my own - awesome idea!

Amber said...

I cannot wait to make this!

Amanda said...

This looks amazing! Have you posted it to the Grilled Cheese Academy yet?