So I had an ice maker that I purchased from Target that was complete garbage. I didn’t have the receipt so the cashier told me I needed to purchase something in the same department. I was so angry, because I just wanted to use the credit to buy groceries. I mean what could I possible buy in that department and spend a hundred dollars? Well it turned out it was a blessing in disguise. I purchased a new toaster…the kind that takes unusual shapes of bread, and new electric skillet and a PANINI PRESS! My two favorite meals would be a good soup and a sandwich. I have been wanted to buy one for quite sometime. So I quickly searched for a recipe to use my new-found gadget! I thought this sandwich sounded amazing, and it was. I also made up a soup which I prepared with this sandwich. It was sort of a Tortilla Soup…DELICIOUS. I will be posting that recipe next. Back to this amazing grilled sandwich. I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like a crunchy Jalapeno Popper. The cream cheese combined with the cheddar jack is a perfect combination. I used a sour dough bread, and the addition of the crushed chips between the two layers adds a nice crunch to the sandwich. The recipe I found actually called for roasting your own jalapeno peppers in the oven. I didn’t have fresh peppers so used the ones I had in a jar. They were fine. I will try making it with the fresh ones again. Helpful tip, when using a panini press do not press down on the sandwich, simply let the top rest on the bread. Toast until golden brown! Enjoy
2 slices of sour dough bread
cream cheese ( I used the spreadable kind.)
cheddar jack cheese
crushed tortilla chips
HOW TO PREPARE:
Butter the outsides of both pieces of bread. Spread with cream cheese. Press crushed tortilla chips into the side. Add a layer of jalapeno peppers and the cheddar jack cheese. Toast in a panini, or toast the way you would a grilled cheese on a griddle.