Yesterday the dreary weather in San Francisco had me craving a crispy melted sandwich. Instead of a classic grilled cheese, I wanted to incorporate thin slices of peppered deli-turkey. However, I couldn't decide what else should go on the sandwich, so I asked you for help on Facebook and Twitter.
Your suggestions were inspiring! Provolone, bacon, tomato, red onion, and avocado. Sautéed onions, swiss, and bacon. Brie, avocado, and green apple. Artichokes, cheese, and tomato chutney. While they all sounded scrumptious, in the end, I went with caramelized shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, and three types of cheese.
The resulting sandwich was amazing. It came together quickly and was incredibly satisfying. To check out the recipe, which is totally adaptable (use whatever ingredients you want/have on hand to make your own ultimate turkey melt!), keep reading.
1 tablespoon olive oil Serves 1.
1 shallot, thinly sliced
Pinch of sugar
Butter, for spreading
2 slices of white bread
1/4 cup finely grated gouda cheese
5 thin slices pepper turkey
3 sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, patted dry, and finely chopped
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1 heaping tablespoon crumbled goat cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil