Thursday, April 18, 2013

Grilled Zucchini and Cheese Sandwich

I love local Farmer's Markets!  They inspire me to try so many new things in new ways.  My favorite area of our local grocery store is the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Department.  We are so lucky here in California to have so many fresh and beautiful fruits and vegetables available at all times.  I usually choose what I want by what looks good. I was inspired to make this Grilled Zucchini and Cheese Sandwich a couple of years ago when we had a huge supply of fresh-from- the-garden zucchini and it has become a real favorite of ours.  I like the contrast of the sharp cheese with the sweet flavor of the slightly cooked zucchini.  I like to spread a little bit of margarine on the outside of the bread, rather than heating the margarine directly in the pan because this insures a nice even grilling of the sandwich.  We just had these for lunch and they were so yummy!  Let me know what you think of them.

Grilled Zucchini and Cheese Sandwich

2 small Green Zucchini, sliced the long way and 1/2” thick (4 slices per squash)
1 cup grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese                                                                                 
4 slices Sourdough Bread (Rye Bread is really good too)
Dijon Mustard
Soft Margarine

Spray a non stick cooking spray onto your grill pan.  Heat pan to med. high heat. Saute the sliced zucchini lightly on each side.  I usually do this for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, you don’t want to overcook it.  Salt and pepper one side of the squash.

Spread a thin coat of Dijon Mustard on one piece of bread for each sandwich.  Layer the cooked zucchini on the bread.  Sprinkle the Sharp Cheddar Cheese on the Zucchini.  After you put the second slice of bread on top, spread a light coating of soft Margarine on the top slice.  Put the sandwich in the heated grill pan, margarine side down.  Spread the top slice of bread with soft margarine.  Once your sandwich is browned on the first side and the cheese is beginning to melt, carefully turn the sandwich over and brown it on the second side. 

This sandwich is really good with grilled onions on top of the zucchini too!  

Makes 1 sandwich



Dennis said...

Pat & John we remember having these sandwiches at your home they are so GOOD! Thanks for sharing them again.

Dennis & Joy

Pat Lutzow said...

Dennis and Joy, wish you guys were here to have them again.