Skip to comments.Sandwich Monday: The Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese
Posted on 07/07/2014 12:57:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Improving the classics is not an easy task. I, for one, have for years been trying to add a kickstand to my burritos to make them stand upright, but the technical challenges prove insurmountable. Big & Littles in Chicago has done better with its update to the grilled cheese, however: It battered and deep-fried it.
Robert: All I need is a bowl of deep-fried tomato soup and it's a complete meal.
Miles: It's beer-battered, so everyone be prepared for me to call in sick tomorrow with a grilled-cheese hangover.
Peter: It's breaded bread, and it's delicious. Why not go for the gusto, and bread the breaded bread?
Ian: Its protective shell has done nothing to save it from predators (me).
Ian: You could probably deep-fry racism and for a minute I'd be like, you know, racism isn't that bad.
Peter: If we're going to be deep-frying the delicious foods of my childhood, when do we get to the Spaghetti-Os?
Miles: This has all the allure of the doughnut, without the disappointment of a hole.
Peter: In a truly perfect world, we'd be able to dive into the deep fryer and just eat it in there.
Ian: It's probably never actually grilled, right? So technically it should be called "deep-fried cheese," but I guess they wanted to distinguish it from the most perfect thing in the universe.
Seth: Do you think there's no regular grilled cheese on the menu because it just got too intimidated and removed itself?
Robert: I always heard that Wisconsin hated Illinois but I never expected such a cunning form of murder.
Miles: So, this is a beer-battered, deep-fried grilled cheese. It's like we're eating America.
Ian: A great way to celebrate your last Fourth of July.
[The verdict: It's something good, deep-fried, which automatically makes it something great. Amazingly, it holds on to a bit of that classic grilled cheese flavor through all the breading.]
I prefer my tomato soup grilled and not deep-fat fried.
Before deep frying, try a regular grill cheese with a red tomato on it...
I don't see any Twinkies in there.
Speaking of fried spaghetti os... has anyone had the battered fried mac and cheese bites? YUM!
I’ve done that a time or two myself. Very tasty.
Another grilled cheese combo I like is thin sliced onions and a little bit of good brown mustard on rye, with sharp cheddar for the cheese. Not exactly traditional, but tasty.
Grilled cheese with Havarti cheese on Texas toast is the way to go.
Grilled cheese with thinly sliced apple is also delicious.
My thoughts exactly. Big deal. A lame Monte Cristo... I guess NPR hosts don’t get out as much as they think.
been to the Texas state fair yet?
Can’t even find Monte Christo sandwiches around here anymore. :(
Would look better with a dill pickle spear next to it.
Add some bacon and you have the perfect sandwich.
I gotta stop watching Cooking Channel Eat Street.
It always makes me so hungry for things I can’t have. LOL
It’s a conspiracy!
Or chicken-fried meatloaf!
Bacon makes everything better
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