Ooooh! You know how sometimes you crave a warm, gooey, crispy sandwich? Maybe it's just me, but I doubt it. One of my favorite sandwiches on those days is a mushroom melt! Mmm Mmm Mmm!
Make sure to scroll to the bottom to learn my tip on how to get that perfect crispy crust with gooey inside.
What you'll need:
2 slices of wheat bread (well, any will do, but I like wheat)
2 slices of swiss cheese
a handful of crimini (baby portobello) mushrooms, sliced
a few slices of onion (I used purple, but any will do)
2 pads of butter (of course homemade butter is the best)
salt to taste
What you'll do:
In a small pan, melt 1 pad of butter and add the onions and mushrooms. Toss and cook on medium low.
When those get soft take off heat.
Place the other pad of butter (yes, use butter, it makes the crust so perfectly crisp) in a medium frying pan on medium heat. Lay one slice of bread in the middle of the pan and lay one slice of cheese on top. Carefully slide the mushrooms and onions on top of the cheese and add the other slice of cheese then the bread.
Reduce heat to medium low and cover. After a minute or so, check the sandwich and when it's toasted flip it over and place the lid on again. Let it toast for another couple minutes until the bottom is also toasted.
Serve warm : )
PS one of my favorite things to dip a melt in is marinara sauce. Don't knock it till you try it!
*** Ok, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. . . The key to the perfect warm sandwich is: use a lid! What that means: When you've got the sandwich in the frying pan, you want the heat to be on medium low to low and place a lid on the pan. This makes your sandwich perfectly toasted on the outside and evenly melted on the inside.