Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Bacon and Fried Tomatillo Pimento Grilled Cheese

Want to know the most ridiculous thing Kirsten and I have ever made? I'll give you a hint - it involves pimento cheese. Need another? I was super pregnant when we made this. Give up? The mouthful, in more way than one, bacon and fried (tomatillo) pimento grilled cheese sandwich. It was delicious and not hard and way too perfect.

Bacon and Fried Tomatillo Pimento Grilled Cheese Sandwich (slightly modified) via Closet Cooking:

Serves 2 hungry gals

3 tomatillos, sliced
½ c. buttermilk
4-6 strips bacon (thick, center cut)
¼ c. masa harina (corn flour) or flour
¼ c. cornmeal salt and pepper and spices, to taste
oil or bacon grease for frying
1 c. pimento cheese
4 slices bread (get the good stuff)
1 Tb. butter

Soak the tomatillo slices in the buttermilk for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.

Cook the bacon and set it aside on paper towels to drain.

Mix the masa harina, cornmeal and seasoning and place it in a wide and shallow dish. Pull the tomatillo slices out of the buttermilk and dredge them in the cornmeal mixture. Fry the slices in oil over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minute per side and set aside to drain on paper towels.

Heat a pan over medium heat. Butter the outside side of each slice of bread, place one slice in a pan buttered side down, spread on half of the cheese, then top with the the fried slices and bacon followed by the remaining cheese and slice of bread, buttered side up. Cook until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Consume. And then maybe eat a salad. Or a weeks worth of salads. Whatever.

1 comment:

Renai said...

AH! I just died! (In your arms tonight).

Want! Need!

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