Grilled Bacon and Brie

I told you I went on a grilled cheese bender.  And why not?  There’s nothing better than a grilled cheese sandwich in my book.  The ultimate comfort food.  The other day I had a wheel of brie sitting in my fridge and I decided to make grilled bacon and brie.  Mind you, I had never used brie in a grilled cheese sandwich before, and bacon is good in everything, so I put the two together.  It’s nothing new but it sure is special!  And LJB decided he was going to eat half.

The funny thing is, I had never seen grilled bacon and brie on a sandwich menu UNTIL I made this sandwich at home.  Then the very next restaurant I went to, it was there!  And now I can only think about making it again.  And ways in which I would make it even better (think some kind of marmalade or jam to go with it…maybe some caramelized onions….) YUM!

Start by buttering your bread.

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And then place bread in skillet, butter side down.  Top with brie cheese.

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Then add your bacon.  Think I used 3 slices, but you can never have too much bacon.

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Then top with your other slice of bread.  Normally I am a proponent of more cheese on top of the bacon to glue the sandwich together, but I have found that the melting qualities of brie make it conducive to just using the brie on one side of the sandwich and it melts and runs through the bacon.

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Grill both sides until golden brown and crispy and the cheese is melty.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe:

bread
butter
brie
bacon

It’s that simple.  Butter your bread.  Layer bread (butter side down) and cheese and bacon in a frying pan. Toast over medium heat until bread is brown and cheese is melted.

Enjoy!
Caroline