Sunday, August 21, 2011

Open faced grilled cheese sandwich with roasted corn, plum and green chilies

Blogging for me is one of keeping in touch with loved ones back home in India. It is nice to share visually what I have been cooking here. I was recently asked by one such loved one why have I not posted any sandwich recipes! So here it is :)

 It all worked out perfectly. I walked into Whole foods to get some groceries and on my way to the check out counter I stopped to taste a cube of cheese that was laid out for sampling. It was Parrano cheese. It was absolutely delicious...a little salty, nutty and creamy. That gave me an idea for the sandwich.  I added a freshly baked multi grain baguette and a block or Parrano cheese to my shopping cart for the sandwich that I had already made in my mind after tasting the cheese. Here is the recipe.


A loaf of your favorite bread (I used a multi grain baguette)
2 cups grated Parrano cheese or any other cheese
3 plums chopped
2 green chilies (finely chopped)
1 cup roasted corn kernels
1/4 cup chopped red sweet peppers or bell peppers
Black pepper for taste
2 tbsp butter

Slit the baguette into two halves. Butter the insides well. Combine the grated cheese, roasted corn, chopped plum, green chilies and sweet red peppers. Add some black pepper for taste. Mix well and  stack it on top of the sliced bread. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and bake till the cheese melts. Serve with some potato chips on the side.


  1. Ahhhhhhhh.............Finally :o]

  2. What a unique topping. Must try sometime.

  3. thats an excuisite dish. love it.

  4. Those look scrumptious! A great choice of toppings.

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm gald you like my blog. Youry is lovely too.



  5. Looks soo tempting, yummy and delicious...cant wait 2 try it out...thnx ur happy follower now..have a look at my blog n ur free

  6. I've never heard of Parrano cheese before but it looks absolutely divine. I have such a weakness for anything in Whole Foods...and my wallet can attest to that!

    Beautiful photos - you are a talented cook AND photographer.

  7. Thank you all so much. I truly appreciate your visiting my blog and the kind comments.

  8. Now, this would be one of those cheese that goes in my wish list.. i never heard of this cheese before. Open faced sandwiches always looks so but more fancy and this is looking delicious too!