So the second part of my Mac n Cheese experimentation is probably my favourite as well, it’s definitely one of the filthiest things I’ve ever made – and so delicious because of it! It combines two of my favourite foods, mac n cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches, with a little bit of bacon thrown in for good measure! It’s probably the perfect hangover food as well, and so easy to make.
I was inspired by a video of the Grilled Cheese Truck and their Cheesy Mac n Rib Melt, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it, and as flying to Los Angeles was out of the question my kitchen was the next best option.
Grilled Mac n Cheese Sandwich
Left over mac n cheese (using this recipe)
2 Slices of White Bread
3-4 rashers of streaky bacon
1. First step is to fry your bacon until nice a crisp, don’t clean out the pan when your done as you can grill the sandwich in the bacon fat
2. While the bacon is frying you can prepare the sandwich. Take your two slices of bread, a sourdough loaf works really nicely (pre-sliced bread tends to be too soft), and sprinkle the grated cheddar on one slice, patting it down a little to stop it all spilling out later.
3. Take the cooked bacon and lay on top of the cheese. The size of your bread will determine how many rashers you need, but 4 worked perfectly for me
4. Now for the mac n cheese. If your leftovers have been in the fridge they’ll have gone solid by now, which is fine as you should be able to slice some off quite easily and just lay on top of the bacon (about a 1.5cm thickness is good).
5. Close the sandwich with the second slice of bread. Then butter the outsides of the both slices of bread.
6. In the same frying pan you cooked the bacon, on a low heat fry the sandwich until crisp and golden brown on both sides. Be careful as you turn the sandwich that the contents don’t fall out (though if a little bit of cheese falls out that’ll create gorgeous crispy bits on the bread). If you fry on too high a heat the bread will brown too fast and the cheese won’t be properly melted.