April is National Grilled Cheese Month.
We’ve seen many different ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich, including bread-free, low-carb versions that substitute sliced portabello mushrooms or ham—a bread-free ham and cheese sandwich, grilled on a panini press.
Today we present another option: a grilled cheese sandwich where halloumi cheese (photo #2) is substituted for the bread.
Halloumi, a semisoft cheese that originated in Cyprus, keeps its shape when fried.
Thus, use sliced halloumi cheese instead of bread, and fill it with what you’d normally put in a grilled cheese sandwich, and grill it.
It’s a reverse grilled cheese sandwich!
The outer sides of the bread on a conventional grilled cheese sandwich are greasy with butter, since the sandwich has been fried in a pan or on a griddle.
Many of us still pick them up with our fingers, though—with a napkin on the side.
While you certainly can do the same with a halloumi-base sandwich, you may wish to eat this grilled cheese with a knife and fork.
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