Grilled Jalapeno and cheese sandwich
This ingenious idea to turn a classic, spicy snack (Jalapeno poppers) into a sandwich came from Food Network’s, The Sandwich King. Of course, I wanted to grill it. I wanted to grill everything about it. So I did.
Let’s start with the Jalapeno peppers. (About 6). Wash them thoroughly before chopping.
Remove the stems of each pepper. Chop, chop, chop.
Then carefully slice each pepper in half to magically multiply them into 12 half peppers. With a plate of 12 half Jalapeno peppers at your service, now is the time to set your dare devil boundaries. We will scoop out the seeds (or not) depending on how spicy you like it. Leave a few seeds in for the hot factor or scoop them all out for a medium sandwich.
I like my sandwich at the medium level so I’ll remove all of the seeds. I’ll never say it’ll be mild because we are dealing with a Jalapeno pepper after all.
With all of the peppers de seeded, drizzle olive oil over the peppers and season with salt.
It’s time to grill ‘em. Lay each half pepper, glossy side down, on a medium hot grill until grill marks appear. (about 2-3 mins)
Flip peppers over and grill for another 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
When the peppers are sporting grill marks and are tender, they are done. Remove them from the grill and set aside.
Next, take 6 pieces of bread and butter one side of each slice.
Apply one slice of American cheese to the non buttered sided of each sandwich. (Don’t do what I did and place the cheese in the butter. Make sure the butter is on the outside). I forgot the cream cheese in this picture, but it’s a vital step. Spread a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese on the bread of each sandwich.
Stack two or three grilled half Jalapeno peppers onto each sandwich. Close the sandwiches butter side out. About this time my camera battery decided to die. I blame the battery, not my forgetfulness to charge it. So the rest of the pictures will be iPhone photos.
Throw the sandwiches on the grill to melt the cheesy paradise and toast the buttery bread. Grill on each side for about 3 minutes or until toasty. Flip it. Repeat. And the results are…
Toasty, cheesy, delicious grilled Jalapeno pepper sandwiches. Enjoy!