Lunch Nostalgia: Grilled Cheese and Sweet Potato Chips

heretofore February 8, 2010

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I was in need of some comfort food yesterday afternoon, so I decided to make the adult version of my favorite childhood lunch. Kraft singles and plain white sandwich bread just weren’t going cut it, so I broke out the good stuff.

For a rich, nutty flavor, I decided to use the Special Reserve Gruyere we had in the fridge. I also sliced up a loaf of country bread for the ultimate hearty bite. Instead of grabbing the bag of chips we had in the cupboard, I fried slices of sweet potato in hot oil. It was an especially incredible way to spend the lunch hour.


For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the cheese and insert between two pieces of country bread.
  3. Then, butter the pan — not the bread. Brown 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium heat.
  4. After about a minute, flip the sandwich and brown the other side for 30 seconds.
  5. Lay the sandwich out on a baking tray and put another half tablespoon of butter on top. Bake until the cheese is melted — 3-5 minutes.



For the Sweet Potato Chips

  1. Peel one sweet potato and slice into thin circles with a mandolin or sharp knife.
  2. Pour 3 inches of peanut oil into a heavy pan or fryer and heat to 350 degrees.
  3. Fry chips in batches until crispy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Lay chips out on a paper towel and sprinkle with kosher salt. You can keep warm in a 200 degree oven.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Barb February 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

I need to try the sweet potato chips. Sounds delicious.


Jen February 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I love love love gruyere so this would be an amazing weekend lunch to have with my husband!


Courtney February 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

It’s so decadent isn’t it? I highly recommend the fancy shmancy grilled cheese. So good.


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