Friday, April 17, 2009

Not your average Grilled Cheese Sandwich...

Another gorgeous day, so I went out this morning to run some errands, then come home, sit back and have my all time favorite grilled cheese sandwich! The kids were not interested one bit, they left with their friends. They saw the alfalfa and headed out the door.

There was a coffee house I used to go to with my friends, way back when. They had all kinds of board games, books, and really mellow music. Tchotchkes all over the place, corny signs. Best Mochachino's I ever had, but thinking back I'm sure it was really General Foods International Suisse Mocha coffee with a little Reddi Whip on top. Remember those powdered hot coffee drinks, in the small red tins? Same. A little whipped cream swirled on top. Same. Their best sandwich, at least the one that had the most recognizable ingredients for me at the time was their grilled Jarlsberg on pumpernickel with fresh sliced white mushrooms and alfalfa sprouts.

The place no longer exists except in my memories, but every once in a while I'll see the alfalfa sprouts at the grocery and just have to have one of these sandwiches. That would be today! I couldn't find the pumpernickel but it was just as good with a nice french bread. I should have bought the Suisse Mocha!

Grilled Jarlsberg on Pumpernickel with White Mushrooms and Alfalfa Sprouts
adapted from a sandwich from an old coffeehouse menu!
Printable Recipe

makes one sandwich.

2 slices pumpernickel or Rye or any kind of hearty, crusty bread you like
4 slices of thin-sliced Jarlsberg cheese
alfalfa sprouts
2-3 large white mushrooms, sliced thin

Take two slices of pumpernickel and add a slice or two of Jarlsberg on each side. Put it on the top rack of the oven, and put some foil on the bottom rack in case it melts off the bread. Bake it for a few minutes at 350ยบ F until the cheese is melted. Then top it with alfalfa sprouts and slices of fresh white button mushrooms, close the sandwich, squish it together and there you have it!
Sometimes simple is the best!


  1. Your sandwich sounds wonderful! I will have to give it a try soon. Fantastic pictures too - congrats on TS!

    The coffee house sounds like it was a great place to hang out.

  2. That is a great srooms on mine please..congrats miss food photographer!

  3. I am making this! I love sprouts :-) Congrats on TS!

  4. I like sprouts too but I guess I just don't think about them when I'm shopping. A hunk of Jarlsberg is always in our fridge - its that Scandanavian guy I live with that insists upon it. Thanks for a good idea but a glass of wine would be better with it than a coffee :)

  5. Thanks :)

    I like sprouts, too, but always pass them by! I'm glad this time I didn't. That sandwich hit the spot!

  6. What an interesting sandwich combo but I bet it tasted house serving suisse mocha...your sense of humor is too good.


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