Friday 12 October 2012

Cheese on toast

I don't recall what we were watching the other day but they were making cheese on toast with Worcestershire sauce.  Now that sounds like a rather odd combination to me but we shouldn't knock what we haven't tried.  I began wondering when the sauce goes on - is it mixed with the cheese and then grilled or is it sprinkled on a cooked cheese on toast?  In the process of trying to find out (and it seems judgment is divided on the issue) I stumbled across a couple of other cheese on toast "recipes".  Might be worth a try!

Eggy Cheese on toast

1 egg
1 cup grated cheese (cheddar or a mixture)
1/2 onion chopped finely
1 small tomato deseeded and chopped
1 rasher bacon chopped
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper

Toast some really thick slices of a good quality crusty bread under the grill.
Rub with a garlic clove on one side then put the topping on top and grill until all bubbly and melted.

Savoury Cheese on Toast
1/2 small onion, chopped finely
1 tomato, skinned & chopped finely
1 tsp cornflour mixed with a little milk to a paste
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Knob of butter
Pinch cayenne pepper
Slices of good bread

Saute the onion in a little butter until soft.
Add the tomato, salt & pepper and saute until it has cooked down slightly.
Add the cheese and stir until it has melted being careful not to burn the bottom of the pan. 
Add the cornflour to thicken.
Grill the bread on both sides then spread on the cheese mixture.
Place under a hot grill until bubbly and brown.

Creamy Cheese on Toast
150gm creme fraiche or sour cream
2 egg yolks
200g cheddar cheese
1 tsp mustard powder or prepared mustard
Salt and pepper
Worcestershire sauce
Thick slices of nice bread

Grill the bread on both sides.
Mix together the creme fraiche, egg yolks, cheddar cheese, mustard, salt & pepper.
Spread the cheese mixture on top and place under a grill until browned and bubbly.
Make slits across the top of the hot cheese mixture and drizzle some Worcestershire sauce into the gaps.
Serve immediately.

Olive Cheese on Toast
100gm or so of Mersey Valley Vintage Cheese
Sliced Kalamata Olives (or some stuffed green olives)
Slices of nice bread

Mix the cheese and olives with a little water to make it ''pastey''.
Grill the bread on both sides.
Spread cheese mixture on top and place under a hot grill until melted and browned.

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