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New Spin On A Classic Sandwich PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:38

The classic grilled cheese sandwich has been an American favorite for generations. It's hard to resist toasted, buttery bread and melted cheese. The best way to upgrade a grilled cheese and prevent flavor fatigue is to experiment with new cheeses, spreads and sandwich fillers.

Give your taste buds something new with these tips:

* Use fresh ingredients - Whether it's tomato, avocado or hearty bread slices, fresh is best. Roman Meal whole grain bread is baked fresh, locally by bakeries across the country. This ensures the freshest loaves are delivered to your grocery store.

* Try new flavors - Choose a less common cheese, like Gruyere or Gouda. Or layer an unconventional spread, like fresh cranberry sauce, onto slices of bread before cooking.

* Boost nutritional value with healthy ingredient swaps - Use fresh produce, like apples or spinach, to add nutrients to your sandwich. Maximize fiber intake by cooking with whole grain bread instead of white bread.

This recipe for Turkey & Brie Grilled Cheese is perfect for an al fresco lunch or a light and healthy dinner. Serve with locally-sourced vegetables, hummus and a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.

For more great-tasting recipe ideas, visit www.romanmeal. com and RomanMeal.

Sandwich Fun Facts

1. Ever wonder where the sandwich got its name? It is named after the man credited with creating the first sandwich, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Legend has it that he was unwilling to free up both hands during a 24 hour gambling event in order to eat.

Instead, he asked his servant to put the meat from his meal between two slices of bread so he could hold it in one hand and continue gambling. Ease, convenience, and portability right from the start!

2. Do you know what the most popular sandwich in America is? If you guessed peanut butter and jelly, you would be close since on average, we each will have eaten about 1,500 PB&Js by the time we graduate from high school. The most popular sandwich is the plain, ordinary ham sandwich followed by second place finisher the BLT.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:01