#FoodieExtravaganzaParty ~ Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla said: "International Pickles Week is the third week in May. Let's share your favorite recipes for making pickles, using pickles, etc. Lacto-fermented. Quick-pickled. It's all fair game!"
I adore dill pickles! I made these Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles before - that was my first experience making homemade pickles and they were so good! I love adding pickles to sandwiches, I have a weird childhood favorite of strawberry yogurt with a whole dill pickle which I still get cravings for every now and then, and in my book a sandwich isn't complete without a thick layer of them! We keep dill pickle juice in the refrigerator for cramps too - which is a whole different story - but my love of dill pickles keeps us well stocked. I know you can make copycat Chick Fil A chicken with a dill pickle soak on chicken too - which I haven't tried yet, but it's on my list!
So, this sandwich! It's easy, cheesy, delicious! The rich Irish cheddar goes a long way, you just need a nice thin layer on each side. Stuff your sandwich as full as you dare of thin dill pickle slices, and put a generous amount of dijon on the inside layer of bread - it adds some great tang to offset the richness of the cheese! A nice smear of softened butter on the outside, a 3-minute hang out in the griddle and voila! Lunch! I loved these sandwiches. My sister thought they were lacking a protein. Feel free to throw in some ham or turkey (or BACON!) if you want a little extra flavor / texture / protein in yours. I think they're perfect on their own!
I also think if you happen to have some leftover Irish Soda Bread or a Beer Bread, this would be phenomenal in that. I used a homemade Sweet Rye Bread and it worked beautifully! You can use whatever bread you have on hand.
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Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich adapted from Little Dairy on the Prairie and Pioneer Woman
4 slices Sweet Rye Bread
1 large dill pickle, sliced thin
4-8 thin slices Irish Cheddar Cheese
4 tsp Dijon mustard
About 2-3 TBS butter, softened
- Preheat a griddler over medium-high to high heat while you prep your sandwiches.
- Lay out your 4 slices of bread, and generously smear the inside of each piece with Dijon. Place a first thin layer of Irish Cheddar, followed by the pickles, more cheese, and the top slice of bread.
- Smear the outsides of each slice of bread with softened butter.
- Place completed sandwiches on the pre-heated griddler, and gently close the top.
- Set a timer for 3-minutes. Sandwiches are ready when golden brown and cheese is fully melted.