Grilled sourdough, gruyere and chilli melts
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Grilled sourdough, gruyere and chilli melts

A cheese toastie is the ultimate canapé. You can make the sandwiches a few hours before the party starts, then reheat them in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the cheese starts to ooze. Cut into strips and serve immediatley.

    • Makes24
    • CourseStarter
    • Prepare10 mins
    • Cook10 mins
    • Total time20 mins

    Ingredients

    • 8 slice/s white sourdough bread or bloomer
    • 180g mature cheddar, grated
    • 200g gruyère, grated
    • 1 red chilli, sliced lengthways, deseeded and thinly sliced

    Method

    1. Heat a large, heavy-based frying pan over a medium-low heat. Butter both sides of each slice of bread. Mix the grated cheeses together and use to top 4 of the slices. Scatter over the chilli and position the remaining slices on top to make 4 sandwiches. Press down firmly to compact the cheese.

    2. Add as many sandwiches as will fit to the pan, cover with baking parchment and use a heavy pan to weigh them down. Fry for 4-5 minutes on each side until crispy and golden, and the cheese has melted. Cut the sandwiches in half, then into 3 strips lengthways. Serve immediately.

    Nutritional

    Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe

    Energy

    545kJ/ 131kcals

    Fat

    7.8g

    Saturated Fat

    4.8g

    Carbohydrates

    8.9g

    Sugars

    0g

    Fibre

    0.5g

    Protein

    6g

    Salt

    0.5g