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Out of the Lunch Box: Chris Cosentino's Cheddar, Apple & Almond Sandwich

Out of the Lunch Box: Chris Cosentino's Cheddar, Apple & Almond Sandwich

Chris Cosentino's son eats everything from tripe to beef tartare, but a child's palate can be tough to please. Since the executive chef at San Francisco's Incanto restaurant is known for making anything taste good, we asked him to whip up a sandwich that would satisfy the lunch box crowd. The Chef vs. City star offered up a straightforward, five-ingredient recipe that is surprisingly (he owns the salumeria Boccalone) meat-free. Pack this delicious option up in your child's brown bag. It's bound to be the best thing he ever ate!
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Cheddar, Apple & Almond on Whole Wheat

Cheddar, Apple & Almond on Whole Wheat

Cheddar, Apple & Almond on Whole Wheat

Ingredients

  1. 4 slices whole wheat bread
  2. 2 tsp unsalted butter
  3. 2 tbsp toasted sliced almonds
  4. 4 slices cheddar cheese
  5. 1 crisp apple

Directions

To toast almonds: Place a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and stir often, until they are golden brown.
To assemble the sandwich:
Remove the core of the apple and then slice it into ¼” slices
Butter 1 side of the bread with 1 tsp of room temp. butter, then sprinkle with the toasted almonds evenly. Place 1 slice of cheese on the almonds then top with slices of apple Then place another slice of cheese on top, add the last slice of bread, press down then cut the sandwich your child’s favorite way.

Lil's new mouthwatering Out of the Lunch Box feature continues with celebrity chefs and restaurateurs creating their ultimate sandwiches for elementary school kids. We can't wait to serve up all the amazing recipes!

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