April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so we’re celebrating by posting a grilled cheese sandwich every day. This is No. 27. See all of our grilled cheese sandwiches >> here << .
Our life will never be the same now that we’ve made our very own Bacon Jam…
And while we want to eat the stuff with a spoon straight out of the glass jar we’re storing it in, bacon jam is, well, a condiment.
So we spread bacon jam onto a slice of bread, added some Brie cheese and bitter greens, and made a grilled cheese sandwich.
It’s actually similar to an appetizer we see every once in a while at a dinner party – slices of baguette with Brie cheese and a little bit of caramelized onions. In this case though, the caramelized onions are cooked down with bacon and brown sugar into a meaty, smoky spread that works as well on a fancy appetizer as it does in a good ol’ grilled cheese sandwich.
Bacon Jam and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
makes 1 sandwich
1 tablespoons oil for cooking (I used grapeseed)
2 tablespoon butter, softened
2 fairly thin slices French bread
2-4 tablespoons Bacon Jam (recipe >> here <<)
about 2 ounces Brie cheese, cut into thin slices
a few leaves of interesting greens like arugula, chicory or frisee
salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a frying pan over low heat.
Spread the outside of both slices of bread with softened butter. On the “inside” of one slice of bread, carefully arrange the slices of Brie cheese. Spread the “inside” of the other slice of bread with bacon jam. Place the bread buttered-side down in the oil in the pan. Cook until bread is toasted and cheese has melted (this will not take too long, Brie melts quickly).
Remove the grilled bread with cheese to a plate or cutting board. Sprinkle the Brie with a little bit of salt and fresh cracked pepper. Add a few leaves of bitter greens.
“Close” the sandwich with the other slice of grilled bread with the bacon jam. Press together firmly.