Friday, April 12, 2013

Grilled Cheese Donut

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

Today I'm sharing a sight to behold.  It's no ordinary grilled cheese.  It's an entree...no...it's a dessert.  It's a grilled cheese DONUT!

Instead of bread, the cheddar cheese is sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  It's sweet, it's savory, it's one of the most amazing inventions ever.  I like to use Krispy Kremes because they have the softest and fluffiest melt-in-your-mouth texture but any yeasted glazed doughnut will work.  I'll admit I was pretty grossed out when I realized I was buttering a glazed doughnut but how else are you supposed to get that signature grilled bread texture?

The credit for the concept goes to Tom+Chee, a local Cincinnati joint that specializes in a menu of just grilled cheese and tomato soup!  It's now nationally known after being featured on Man v. Food and Amazing Eats.

What's your favorite grilled cheese?

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Grilled Cheese Donut

 
Ingredients
  • Glazed doughnut (I prefer Krispy Kreme brand)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt
Directions
  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle on the stove.
  2. Cut doughnut in half and lightly butter each side on the non-glazed surface.  Place one doughnut half butter side down then top with a slice of cheese (on the glazed side) and then sprinkle with a crank of freshly ground sea salt (a small pink of regular salt will also work).  Place the other doughnut half on top.  The buttered sides should both be facing outward.
  3. Grill on heated skillet or griddle. Flipping and removing when desired doneness is achieved and cheese is melted.
  4. Enjoy hot!
Source: Inspired by Tom + Chee

5 comments:

Brad Davis said...

Hmmm, Right mouse click "copy" being blocked? "Ctrl-C" does the exact same thing without any problems. :-)

Christine N said...

Brad - Indeed you are observant! If you are trying to print the recipe, might I suggest the green "Print Friendly" button at the bottom of each post? :)

Desi said...

omg I love you for this! I have been wanting to make these at home, we tried once but it wasn't exactly the same as Tom+Chee's so I'm gonna have to keep working on it. You're making me crave Tom+Chee right now!!

Joe Ryan said...

Snipping tool works, too!

Joe Ryan said...

Snipping tool works, too!