Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Truffle Fry Grilled Cheese

Truffle Fry Grilled Cheese with Havarti

Let’s talk books today – I need some new stuff.  I’ve  had several different books going for some time but I need something new and exciting.  The last really good ones I read were The Fault in Our Stars and Gone Girl and what can beat those two?

I am definitely on pins and needles waiting for both movies.  I’m not even a movie person but pins and needles!

I have to read something to prevent myself from having another Netflix marathon after finishing all six seasons of Private Practice.  I “accidentally” found myself starting season 1, episode 1 of (what else?) Grey’s Anatomy this week and I’m willing myself not to get hooked.  So, I need a new book to get hooked on.

Or more grilled cheese, obviously.

Truffle Fry Grilled Cheese with Havarti

Like this one with truffle fries.  Yes, truffle fries.  I know I talk way too often about what I miss about KC.  The truth is that I don’t miss it all that much.  But the truffle fries at Blanc (which I’ve talked about before) – I certainly do miss those.  Salty and savory and the perfect accompaniment to a gourmet burger and a cold IPA.

So I finally made some truffle fries at home but I accidentally stuck them between two slices of bread with some creamy havarti cheese and I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

By the way, if you are a crazed grilled cheese fan as I am, you can follow along with the goodness on my Pinterest board dedicated to grilled cheese sandwiches.  I definitely need a life.

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Truffle Fry Grilled Cheese

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Total Time: 45 min

A fun grilled cheese recipe with creamy havarti cheese and super-savory truffle fries!

Ingredients:

1 bag (15-ounce) frozen french fries
3-4 tsp. truffle oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
6 ounces havarti cheese, shredded
8 slices crusty bread

Directions:

Preheat the oven as directed on the fry package and spread the fries in an even layer on a rimmed baking pan. Bake as directed, stirring occasionally, making sure to let the fries crisp up a bit.

Remove them from the oven, add two teaspoons of truffle oil, the salt and pepper and mix to distribute. Add more truffle oil to taste. I used a full 4 teaspoons, but you might want less because it is strong.

Heat a large griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Butter one side of each sandwich and place four of the slices in the pan, butter side down. Top with a little cheese, a generous helping of the fries, a little more cheese, and then top each with the other slice of bread, butter side up.

Allow the sandwich to toast and the cheese to melt, about 5 minutes, and then gently flip and cook for another 4 minutes or so, until the bread is toasty and brown and the cheese is melted.

It's ok if some of the fries fall out!

Truffle Fry Grilled Cheese with Havarti

 

 

22 Responses to “Truffle Fry Grilled Cheese”

  1. #
    Heather || Heather's Dish — April 8, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    Losing.
    My.
    Mind.

  2. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — April 8, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    I agree with Heather… mind = blown!

  3. #
    Christine from Cook the Story — April 8, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    This is beyond amazing! I’m SO ready for lunch after seeing this recipe!

  4. #
    Rachel Cooks — April 8, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    holy smokes! amazing!

  5. #
    Katrina — April 8, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    Whoaaaaa girl! This sandwich is unreal!! LOVE.

  6. #
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — April 8, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    Fries, bread, and cheese. I’m completely sold. Yum!

  7. #
    JanetFCTC — April 8, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    Whoa nelly! Talk about the heights of decadence. Have this bad boy with a glass of wine and heaven is right there. I think I love you, Cassie.

  8. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 8, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

    STOP IT! TOOOOOO GOOD!!!! I love truffle fries to begin with but then…PUT THEM IN A GRILLED CHEESE??! aghhhh dyingggg

    • Cassie replied: — April 9th, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

      Haha, cracking up at your capital letters. I love the excitement for this! Thanks, Kayle!

  9. #
    Joanne — April 8, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

    I think Grey’s is WAY better than Private Practice…so watch out!! Especially those first few seasons…just so good. I feel emotionally tormented just remembering them!

    Okay, as for books, have you read Me Without You (JoJo Moyes). So good.

    And also – these fries in grilled cheese?! You’ve made my life.

    • Cassie replied: — April 9th, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

      The funniest part is that I’ve watched Grey’s from the beginning but it’s so comical to go back and re-watch the first few seasons. I’m in the second already and I love re-living it!

  10. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — April 9, 2014 @ 7:33 am

    Can you believe I’ve never had truffle fries? I just searched “Colorado Springs, truffle fries” to see if anyone around here has them on their menu! haha This grilled cheese looks sooooo good.

    I’m really into historical fiction lately so I’m not much help on the book front. I also just finished watching the entire Orphan Black first season in 2 days so yeah… I have similar problems to you.

  11. #
    Jenny Flake — April 9, 2014 @ 8:11 am

    NO WORDS. Soooo good!!

  12. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — April 9, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    Dang girl, you know I love some cheesy goodness!!!

  13. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 9, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    What a brilliant idea for grilled cheese!

  14. #
    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — April 9, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

    This looks delish! I can not wait to stay!

  15. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — April 9, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    The Invention of Wings!! It is SUCH a great read!!

    …and yummy sandwich, no surprise there :)

  16. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — April 10, 2014 @ 9:19 am

    LOVE Blanc’s truffle fries! And the bison burger and the inside-out burger…I’m a KC girl myself! There’s not many things that can make those fries any better EXCEPT for slapping them between some bread and cheese! Sorry for all the exclamation points! Ha.

  17. #
    Jess — April 11, 2014 @ 7:06 am

    Oh YES – the truffle fries at Blanc are incredible. I could so go for a little mini shopping cart full. Actually, I could go for just about anything from Blanc. This is a genius combination though! Did you read Life After Life, Cassie? It’s a good one!

  18. #
    Shaina — April 11, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

    Omg…truffle fries in a grilled cheese sandwich?! That is too good to be true. But then you went and outdid yourself and used havarti cheese. I’m dying to try this!

  19. #
    bev @ bevcooks — April 24, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    Shut. Your. Face.

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