Monday, May 7, 2012

Guacamole Grilled Cheese - Crazy Cooking Challenge

Oh yes! It’s time for another Crazy Cooking Challenge!

This month it was all about grilled cheese, and this was the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had! I’m not kidding!

Who would have thought that putting guacamole on grilled cheese would be so delicious? I love avocados and I love guacamole. I also LOVE cheese. I used extra old white cheddar but any sharp cheddar will do. You could probably use other cheeses as well. Something with lots of flavour though, otherwise you’ll only taste the guacamole.

I came across this recipe from two peas & their pod and immediately knew that this was the one that I had to use in the challenge. So I went shopping and picked up the perfect avocado and some fresh croissants. Knowing that my kids wouldn’t like the texture of the avocado, I made them regular grilled cheese sandwiches and watched them eat. When they were done, I went to work on my dinner. Yes, dinner. That’s right, grilled cheese isn’t only for lunch. It’s one of my favourite things to make on nights when I’m feeling too lazy to cook anything else.

I chose to use croissants instead of bread because they already have lots of delicious butter in them (no bread buttering required). If you’re going to use bread instead, be sure to butter the outside pieces before putting it in the pan. Also, I didn’t put jalapeno or garlic. Add some if you like it spicier.



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Makes 2 sandwiches.

Ingredients
1 small ripe avocado
¼ cup chopped tomato
1 tablespoon minced onion (I used yellow)
2 tablespoons minced cilantro (or parsley)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Salt
Pepper
2 butter croissants (or 4 slices of bread)
Slices of cheddar (I cut mine from a brick, you could get slices at the deli I suppose)

Directions
For the guacamole; peel the avocado and remove the pit. Cut it into chunks and place it in a bowl. Add, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix it up with a fork. You can keep it as chunky as you like, or make it smooth.

Cut your croissants in half and divide the guacamole between the two. Spread it evenly. Place cheese on top of the guacamole. I put a lot. I like mine cheesy. Place the top of the croissant on.

Heat the pan over medium low. Low and slow, otherwise the croissants will burn before the cheese melts. The thing about these is that you can’t press them down with the spatula as you might with a regular grilled cheese. If you do, the guacamole will come out the sides and you don’t want that! So just place the croissants in the pan, cheese side down, and be patient. This will take some time. I actually put a small baking sheet over the pan to help the cheese melt a bit. This worked out well!

Once you see the cheese starting to melt and the bottom becomes crispy, flip it over and cook on the other side. Serve warm!

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9 comments:

  1. Guac rocks and this looks fantastic on a croissant! I'd love this for lunch right now!

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  2. your pictures are making me drool on my keyboard.

    dfkfghskdjgfhg...ok, that's better. Had to wipe it off.

    This sandwich is on my must make list!

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  3. I love croissants! This sounds so simple yet extremely delicious! Please view my Breakfast grilled cheese (#43).

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  4. Another fantastic creation from you!

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  5. What a great combination for a Grilled Cheese, it looks delicious!

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  6. We made our grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner too, they make an easy and quick dinner. This looks so good, and I love the croissant instead of regular bread. Stopping by from CCC #9.

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  7. Mmmm, that croissant sounds like a very yummy bread option!! Thanks for dropping by Happy Hour Projects (#20). I am loving all these grilled cheese ideas!! :)

    Adrianne
    Happy Hour Projects

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  8. definitely a unique twist on a old favorite. There were a couple on croissant something I would never have thought. I need to come back to our posts next time I am hungry. #63

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