Every once in awhile, I’ll try a new recipe. Since summer is here, I’ve been spending a lot of time grilling so I don’t heat up the kitchen. This weekend, while cooking up a couple monster steaks, I made a loaf of “Grilled Cheese Bread!”
* 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
* 1/2 cup butter, softened (one stick)
* 1 tsp. paprika
* 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
* 1 loaf crusty french bread, cut into 3/4″ slices
In a small bowl, combine butter, paprika and garlic powder and mix well. Spread this mixture between bread slices. Sprinkle cheese liberally on each slice. Reform bread slices into a loaf shape and wrap bread in heavy duty aluminum foil, tightly sealing tops and sides.
Place bread on grill opposite coals and grill for 15-20 minutes, turning after 8 minutes, until cheese is melted and bread is heated.
For oven preparation, heat oven to 400 degrees and bake bread for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Keep the bread slices in the same order as you cut and butter them. Lay the foil before you start sprinkling the cheese. Stacking the bread can be tricky, so you may want to have a friend help you as you stack the bread vertically, sprinkling cheese between the slices as you go. After that, it is pretty easy to just set it down on the foil, wrap, and grill.