Raise your hand if a grilled cheese sandwich is one of your favourite comfort foods. It isn’t exactly news that we collectively crave grilled cheese. But here’s a newsmaker: the wild and crazy Grilled Cheese & Beer, Recipes for the Finer Things in Life from beer brewer Kevin Vanblarcum and chef James Edward “Eddie” Davis.
Grilled Cheese & Beer gives you 64 grilled cheese recipes, each with an ideal beer pairing. It’s party fare, date night fare and grown kids family fare. There’s a beer guide, there’s a cheese guide, and there’s an awful lot of funny puns — more than enough to keep you amused as you decide where to start. I started with simple, with ingredients I love, and was thrilled with each bite — and each swig.
Dill Weed Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- sliced dill Havarti cheese
- handful of dandelion greens, thick part of spine removed
- 1 t honey or maple syrup
- a little butter
Butter the outside of the bread, place, buttered side down, in a pan and cover with Havarti.
In another pan, steam the dandelion greens. Chop greens or leave them whole.
When the cheese is melted and the bread is golden, layer the dandelion and honey over the cheese, close the sandwich and slice on the diagonal. Serve the Dill Weed Grilled Cheese with a session IPA or Pale Ale.
(Disclaimer: Grilled Cheese & Beer, Recipes for the Finer Things in Life was sent to JC for review. The opinions expressed are genuine. Recipe was reprinted with permission from Hatherleigh Press.)
Dill Weed Grilled Cheese Print Ready Recipe
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Jovina Coughlin says
Great looking sandwich. Will have to try this.
Jittery Cook says
Thanks Jovina! It was great to sample such an original take on grilled cheese.
Diane Galambos says
My hand is up high! Nice to get some grilled cheese inspiration – and beer… ah…
Jittery Cook says
My hand is staying up, just in case anyone passes by with a half a grilled cheese sandwich.
Actually, I’m going to need both hands to work my way through the grilled cheese cookbook, not to mention the hand I’ll need for a nice cold beer.
HA! such fun to watch the episodes of STUDENT BODIES….a flash to the past.
Loved that you posted. Grilled dill cheese sounds fabulous, then I read down and saw the apple version too.
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Student Bodies, grilled cheese sandwich, beer…comfort food all around. Glad you liked Mindy!
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