Monday, March 25, 2013

Grown Up Grilled Cheese with Brie and Truffle Oil

Okay, so I love Brie cheese, that's no secret.

I also love truffle oil. I could drink it straight.

I first tried truffle oil while living in Italy and it was love at first tastebud.

On an amazing trip (back) to Florence, I visited my professor's new restaurant he had just opened, and he gave my friends and I a meal to remember. It was five courses, and each course had truffle in it. Truffle oil...truffle cheese...and just plain shavings of truffle.

Quite possibly the best meal of my life, but that could have also had to do with the wine that was flowing like water and the perfect ambiance of the dark little restaurant.

Since then I've loved truffle oil. However, I don't eat it very often for two reasons: my husband doesn't like it, and it's super high in calories, not to mention EXPENSIVE.

But every once in a while you just need to splurge and that's where I came up with this recipe. A perfectly grilled brie cheese sandwich, with sliced apples, a drizzle of honey, and of course, truffle oil.

 This sandwich is seriously an explosion of flavor in your mouth. I'm not kidding. If you want to impress some guests, make this. Impress them even more with some homemade french fries and arugula and parmesan shavings.

Ingredients: Makes 1 sandwich

2 slices of bread from whole grain artisan loaf
several slices of brie cheese (enough to fit on sandwich)
4-6 thin slices of apples
1 tsp honey
drizzle of truffle oil
1 tablespoon butter

Slice the bread and load up with brie and apples. Drizzle 1 tsp of honey evenly over cheese and apples, and top with other bread slice. Butter outsides of sandwich and grill on medium low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until golden. Flip and repeat.

Serve with a drizzle of truffle oil on top, and around the plate if you're going for looks.

1 comment:

  1. A Simple but Elegant Surprise...THX


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