After the excess of Christmas and New Year, sometimes it's good to have something simple and quick to put together for dinner.
I usually like a cheddar and onion toastie or a cheddar and tomato toastie, both with plenty of freshly ground black pepper, but this time I wanted to reproduce a toastie.
It was a toastie I had one day in The Pancake Place, where Cooper and I were having a lunch date after I picked him up from nursery.
We've taken Cooper to restaurants with us since he was a baby and he does enjoy it, but there is a simple pleasure about The Pancake Place. A colouring sheet and crayons, some homemade macaroni cheese, a milkshake and the hope that there might be a pancake to share.
I didn't want anything heavy so I decided to have a cheese toastie, but I was surprised to see there was mayonnaise in it. It was a bit like the cheese savoury sometimes offered in sandwich shops.
I decided to go with it, even though I thought it a bit odd and it was delicious. The filling was all cheesey, creamy and melted, perked up with spring onions. I know it's calorific, but if you need quick comfort food look no further.
Comfort Cheese Toastie
A luxurious toastie filling of cheese mayonnaise and spring onions. It's velvety and delicious!
- 4 slices wholemeal bread
- 120g mature cheddar
- 4-6 spring onions, finely sliced
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- a pinch of paprika
- a good grinding of freshly ground black pepper
1. Grate the cheddar in a bowl and add the spring onions, paprika and black pepper and mix together with the mayonnaise.2. Lightly toast the bread.3. Place 2 slices of toast in a toastie machine/panini grill/george foreman grill and cover each with cheese filling, then top with the other slices of toast and cook grill until the cheese has melted and the toast is crisp and golden.4. Serve with salad5. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 2
I priced this recipe using supermarket ingredients. 2 toasties cost £1.54, that's 77p per toastie. Value brands and buying in bulk could reduce this cost.
4 slices wholemeal bread = 12p
120g mature cheddar = 84p
4 spring onions = 23p
4 tbsp mayonnaise = 30p
Pinch of paprika = 5p
Total = 1.54 for 2 toasties
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and I have no relationship with Pancake Place.