Today I made this sandwich from Food Network Magazine (cover recipe, May 2010 issue), and it turned out to be the best sandwich I have ever made. I used sharp cheddar instead of Taleggio.
Ham-Taleggio Grilled Cheese from Food Network Magazine
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 8 thin slices white bread
- 10 ounces taleggio cheese, rind removed, sliced
- 8 ounces thinly sliced ham
- 1 green apple, thinly sliced
Melt 1 tablespoon butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes. (For a shortcut, use onion marmalade in place of the caramelized onions.)
Lay out 4 slices of bread. Top with half the cheese, then half the ham. Layer the caramelized onions, apple slices and the remaining ham and cheese on top, then the remaining bread slices.
Wipe out the skillet; melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-low heat. Add 2 sandwiches and cook, pressing gently with a spatula, until the bottom is golden and the cheese begins to melt, about 4 minutes.
Flip and cook until golden, about 4 more minutes. Repeat with the remaining butter and sandwiches.