Truffle Fry Grilled Cheese
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.
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.
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!
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
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!