8/12/08

Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a.... Pie!?

How interesting is this!? I was just looking over my files and saw this one tucked away in a corner where it's lived for about a year, yet unmade by me... but not for long! This week the mornings have had a chill in the air and I know Fall (and winter) aren't too far behind! I love love love a good grilled cheese sandwich (doesn't almost everyone?) and my family is just as fond of them. I can't wait to try this one out - with a few adaptions of course! You readers know me by now... I never, ever follow a recipe to a tee and I hope you don't either! Make changes based on your likes and dislikes and for goodness sakes have fun with it!

This particular recipe sounds great but I can tell you right now I'm not going to use the Muenster cheese it originally called for. We don't keep it on hand and groceries are far too expensive to buy an expensive item I don't think my kids would appreciate anyway. No, the original Muenster is going to be substituted with a mixture of cheddar, American and mozzarella cheeses because I think it will taste good and I know we always have them on hand. Feel free to substitute what you want too! I think Swiss would be great!


Grilled Cheese Sandwich Pie

1 Egg
3/4 c Flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/8 ts Pepper
1 ts Oregano
1 c Milk
2 1/2 c cheddar, American and mozzarella cheeses, shredded
2 c diced Ham or 1 c crumbled bacon
Mushrooms, diced (optional)
Peppers, diced (optional)


In a small mixing bowl, combine egg, flour, salt, pepper, and half of the milk. Using a rotary hand beater (not electric), beat until smooth. Add remaining milk and beat until well blended. Stir in 1/2 of the cheese and the ham or bacon (and optional additions) and pour into a well greased 8-inch pie pan or 2 quart baking dish. Bake at 425F for 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and bake 2-3 minutes just until cheese is melted.
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