Ina's Cheddar & Chutney Grilled Cheese
Of course, I can't make tomato soup without grilled cheese, right?? I have touted myself as the grilled cheese master for years, because I'm a bit of a connoisseur (if there's a grilled cheese on the menu, you bet your bottom I'm ordering it). However, this recipe had me doubting everything I've ever known about grilled cheese. Mango chutney?? WHAT? Can we say "game changer?" You can read through to the bottom of the review, but I'm sure you know what I'm rating this already.
Let's break it down.
Does this take a little longer to prep than your run of the mill grilled cheese? Yes. Is it worth it? YES. Grating good cheddar versus using cheddar slices, melting the butter, these are the only two things that really take much time, but they are huge improvements. Brushing the melted butter on the sides of the bread? Honestly...how come I never thought of that? Do you know how many times I've tried to spread cold butter on my bread? Amateur move.
Once the butter is melted and the cheese is grated, you're just putting it all together, and then sticking it in the panini press. Ina says you can use a skillet for this, but I highly suggest breaking out the panini press you registered for when you got married and has been collecting dust since then.
Devoured this. DEVOURED. So did my kids. The worst part about it is that I ran out of cheese so I couldn't make a second one. I've made this three times since this first time. Guess what? I added turkey the last couple times. It just keeps getting better. Mango chutney will now be a mainstay in my pantry.