If you asked me what my favorite comfort food is I wouldn’t even have to give it a second thought – a grilled cheese sandwich. There is just something so special, and nostalgic, about a grilled sandwich oozing with cheese. Although I do enjoy a “standard” grilled cheese I also like to change it up a bit sometimes and create something just slightly our of ordinary but still in that comfort zone. Pairings like apple slices and a good sharp cheddar or a smoky gouda with a some sweet red pepper are just a couple of favorites. So when my Patak’s challenge this month was to showcase the sweeter side of Indian cuisine using ingredients like Sweet Mango Chutney I knew exactly what I was going to make.
When you think about Indian food what flavours come to mind? Do you automatically go to spicy and hot? Of course there are Indian dishes that ARE spicey and hot but not all of them. I for one am a wimp when it comes to heat so I tend to go for the less spicy recipes. And it’s really easy to do with Patak’s. All of their ingredients are labelled with peppers to let you know how hot they are. One pepper for mild, two for medium and three for hot. I usually go for the one pepper ingredients but once in a while will kick it up to two peppers if I’m also using heat cutting ingredients like cream or yogurt. But for this recipe I needed sweet not spicy. The Sweet Mango Chutney paired perfectly with the smoky bacon, creamy brie and hearty whole grain bread.
Bacon, Brie and Mango Grilled Sandwich
Ingredients (per sandwich):
- 2 slices of bread – I used a nice hearty whole grain bread (Mountain Grain Bread)baked at my local grocery store
- Approximately 6 slices of Brie
- 2 slices of cooked bacon
- 2 tablespoons of Patak’s Sweet Mango Chutney or if you like sweet and spicy use the Hot Mango Chutney
- Butter or margarine for grilling
Preheat whatever you are using to grill your sandwich. I used a sandwich maker but you could use a panini press or just a frying pan on the stove top.
Slice the brie into thin slices.
Arrange a layer of cheese over one slice of bread.
Cover the cheese with the cooked bacon.
Cover with another layer of Brie.
Cover with the other slice of bread and butter the top side.
Place the sandwich, butter side down, in your sandwich press or frying pan. Butter the top side. Cook for approximately 2 minutes (or 2 minutes each side if using a pan) or until the sandwich is nice and golden.
Remove from heat, allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Serve and enjoy.
For more recipe inspiration from Patak’s be sure to visit the Good Korma blog.
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