My husband has been picking up wonderfully delicious loaves of artisan bread. It’s gotten my culinary wheels turning. I realize that in my last food post Baked Salmon Patties I talked about how I am trying to loose the last of my baby weight. While that is still happening, I’ve fallen in love with this sandwich. It’s about 450 calories according to my LoseIt app. So on days that I’ve indulged in this delight, I’ll have a salad or something else light for dinner. It’s all about balance right?
I was skeptical about adding the spicy mustard, but the flavor combination of it with the meat and olive and cheese is cohesive. While I was satisfied with the flavors the first time I made this, the salami and pepperoni pieces kept coming out of the sandwich in whole pieces instead of in bites. The next time I made it I sliced the salami and pepperoni, and that worked perfectly.
Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich
2 pieces of sliced Italian bread
1/2-1 Tbls of spicy brown mustard
2 Tbls chopped black olives
1/4 cup of shredded cheese (I used an Italian cheese mix combo)
2 pieces of salami sliced
5 pieces of pepperoni sliced
1/2-1 Tbls Butter
On one side coat the pieces of bread in butter, and on the other coat with spicy brown mustard.
Build the sandwich by placing the buttered sides of the bread out. In between the slices place the olives, cheeses, and meats.
Heat skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwich on each side until golden brown. When turning the sandwich over, do it slowly and carefully so the filling does not come out.