Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hummus and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Crispy Onions {Arla Dofino Recipes}

Today, April 1st, kicks off National Grilled Cheese Month - and I think that is something worth celebrating! I am a lover of cheese, especially melted cheese, so naturally this is a food holiday that I am jazzed about. There is no way that I could celebrate this special month with just a regular ol' Grilled Cheese Sandwich. No siree! It had to be something completely awesome - like a Hummus and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Crispy Onions. The taste of this sandwich is spectacular, all the flavors together are something made of dreams. Arla Dofino Gouda and Havarti Cheeses, Hummus, Bacon and Crispy Onions - all sandwiched in between two pieces of Eureka! Grainiac Bread. Quite possibly the best lunch ever. {Don't tell all the other lunches I said that!}

This Hummus and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Crispy Onions is so deliciously cheesy thanks to Arla Dofino's Gouda and Creamy Havarti naturally good cheeses. Their savory cheeses are free of added hormones, artificial flavors and preservatives, and crafted with quality, natural ingredients. I went with Eureka! Baking Company for the bread, choosing their Grainiac {because I'm a maniac} variety. The bread's rich flavor and chewy goodness took this sandwich over-the-top. Yeah, I would be happy with a plain Gouda or Havarti Grilled Cheese - but it's National Grilled Cheese Month. Go big or go home!

Hummus and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Crispy Onions
makes 1 sandwich
2 slices Eureka! Baking Company Bread {I used Grainiac}
2 oz. Arla Dofino Gouda Cheese, sliced {or 2 slices}
3 tablespoons hummus
¼ cup bacon, chopped
¼ cup crispy onions {recipe below}
2 oz. Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti, shredded {or 2 slices}
4 oz butter, softened to room temperature
1. Heat skillet to medium-high heat
2. Top a piece of bread with ingredients in the following order: Gouda cheese, hummus, chopped bacon, crispy onions, Havarti cheese.
3. Spread butter on one side of remaining piece of bread. Place on top of sandwich, butter side up. Place parchment paper on top of sandwich and flip over entire sandwich, leaving the un-buttered side up. Butter the top piece of bread. Place in heated skillet, parchment paper side up, and remove parchment paper. Lower heat to medium and cook until golden brown, then carefully flip. Cook until golden brown.
4. Enjoy!

Crispy Onions
1 medium onion
¾ cup all-purpose flour
oil for frying
1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Thinly slice onion, separate pieces.
3. Place in flour and make sure each piece is coated.
4. Once oil is at 350, drop onions into oil in small batches. Fry for 1-2 minutes or until rings are golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper-towel lined plate.
5. Enjoy!


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