GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES with CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC VINEGAR PAN-ROASTED CHERRIES
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 can of pitted bing cherries, drained
  • 3 tbsp chocolate balsamic vinegar
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked to desired done-ness (is that even a word?)
  • 2 cups shaved smoked cheese (I used a smoked Jarlsburg)
  • 6 slices of bread
  • enough mayonnaise to paint each sandwich on both sides
Instructions
  1. Heat the vinegar in a saucepan just until it begins to get smokey.
  2. Add the drained cherries and simmer in the vinegar, pressing the cherries into the pan to release the extra juice.
  3. Continue to gently simmer and stir until most of the liquid is gone.
  4. The remaining liquid will be a wonderful thickened syrup.
  5. Remove from heat and drain the cherries in a sieve, reserving the syrup.
  6. You're going to want that for later.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. Next assemble the rest of your ingredients.
  9. I quite often use my vegetable peeler to shave cheese.
  10. It takes up much less room in the galley that my box grater.
  11. Now assemble your sandwiches.
  12. Pile the cheese on each slice of bread.
  13. Top with bacon and cherries.
  14. Slap both slices of bread together and paint each outside surface with mayonnaise.
  15. Grill until golden brown and cheese is all melty.
  16. Remember that syrup that I told you to reserve?
  17. You did scrape every last delicious, thick, tangy, chocolatey morsel I hope? because you're going to want to dip each bit of your sandwich into it.
Recipe by SEA SALT GALLEY KAT at https://www.seasaltgalleykat.com/sandwiches/grilled-cheese-sandwiches-with-chocolate-balsamic-vinegar-pan-roasted-cherries/