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recreation of pizza sub
I have been creating and blogging all things grilled cheese sandwiches for over a year. Yes, I have taken a few weeks off here and there, but most of the time, when Sunday (or Monday) rolls around, I create a unique grilled cheese sandwich and then write about it. I have not repeated one sandwich. Until now. I cooked a “pizza sub” grilled cheese way back on March 25, 2009 and rated the grilled cheese a B+/A-. Not bad, right? Not at all, but recently I had a new idea for a pizza grilled cheese so I went with it.
Please, take a look back and let me know which one you would prefer, new or old or both. In my opinion, both have their place in anyone’s grilled cheese repertoire, but as you will see, I believe this grilled cheese to be superior. (more…)
I apologize for the delayed write-up for this week’s grilled cheese, but my MacBook Pro had to return to Apple as it had a dying hard drive. Luckily, all of the data was retrievable, including all of my grilled cheese/Sunday Dinner documents. *phew* Now onto the sandwich…a combination of a pizza and a grilled cheese: a pizza sub.
- Fresh Shredded Mozzarella/Provolone
- Tomato Sauce
- Baby Portobello Mushrooms
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Sesame Semolina Bread
I have decided that as I continue to create different sandwiches, the question of whether they are actually grilled cheese sandwiches will continue to arise. This sandwich is no different. Some may simply call this a pizza sub, but I call it a pizza sub grilled cheese sandwich. And said sandwich was very yummy. There were some cons, but I would definitely make it again. I believe the best part may have actually been the bread…
As already stated, the pizza sub grilled cheese was very good. However, there were a couple of things that I may have done differently. On my grilled cheese, I actually added more sauce after already placing the tomatoes and mushrooms on the pizza sub. That was a mistake, as I believe the sauce overpowered the mushrooms and sliced tomatoes, which should have been the focus. Going a step further, the tomato sauce, that I spiced up a bit, may not have been needed at all. I believe that using the sliced tomatoes and portobello added enough pizza style to the grilled cheese that the sauce was overkill.
I chose the bread for this pizza sub as an homage to a great pizza place, Cottage Inn. When my family first tried this pizza, in Michigan, they included sesame seeds on the bottom of their crust. Unfortunately, they have since stopped the process, but the seeds really did add something to the pizza and this grilled cheese. The bread was crunchy on the outside while being very soft on the inside. It seemed to fit perfectly with the pizza theme that was running throughout the sandwich.
the grilled cheese:
pizza sub grilled cheese: A-/B+
Oddly enough, I do not have much to write for my final thoughts. It may be because it is now Tuesday/Wednesday and I ate the pizza sub grilled cheese on Sunday, or, it was one of those sandwiches that doesn’t need overanalyzing. It is most likely a little of both. Either way, I would definitely suggest this pizza sub grilled cheese, with those minor changes I mentioned above.
ingredients were purchased at…
- Miles Farmer’s Market (Fresh Shredded Mozzarella/Provolone, Baby Portobello Mushrooms, Sliced Tomatoes, Sesame Semolina Bread)