One of my readers sent me this recipe off Pinterest (awesome site that is very addicting). She really wanted to make the sandwich for her husband but the fat content was way too high and would totally blow their new healthy lifestyle choices. So, I took the recipe (from BS’s In The Kitchen) and changed it up a bit. Now, I think any of us should be able to enjoy this tasty sandwich without any guilt. Enjoy!!! For comments/questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised Baked Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
2-3 strips of turkey bacon or real lean bacon
1 potato ( Yukon Gold is a nice butter flavor)
2 Tlb. no fat sour cream
Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar (no dairy and it’s low in fat)
Pam Canola Spray
Spray Butter (refrigerator section at grocery)
Salt & Pepper
Cut your potato into even slices, you will need about 4-5 slices for each sandwich. Place the potatoes into a saute pan that has been sprayed liberally with Pam Olive Oil. Cook each side until browned and crispy. Be sure to salt and pepper the potatoes to taste as they cook. In the recipe it suggested to sprinkle a light pinch of garlic powder over the potatoes. I did it both ways and the flavor is up to your personal preference.
While potatoes are cooking, In another pan cook your bacon on medium heat to desired tenderness. Crispy is a better way to prepare the bacon (even if you like wimpy bacon, this is not an application for it). While everything is cooking, slice your bread . On the inside, put about 1 tablespoon of sour cream on each slice as well as a couple of thin slices of cheddar cheese. When the potatoes and bacon are finished frying, fan the potatoes out on your bottom slice of bread, put a little more sour cream on top of the potatoes.
Slice up one green onion stalk and sprinkle it on top of the potatoes along with the bacon. Place another thinly sliced cheddar on onion and then top with your other slice of bread! Spay the outside of the bread with spray butter, place on grill/panini maker/or fry pan. Spray top piece of bread while bottom cooks. Cook to lightly brown and enjoy!!!
Now just grill the sandwich in a pan on medium heat until each side becomes golden brown.