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FOOD NETWORK FACEBOOK LIVE EPISODE 6 – Spinach Artichoke Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwich

spinach artichoke grilled cheese sandwich

Today was just one of those days. I woke up with a slight hangover from partying way too hard with my Grandma and Grandpa. (Yes, you read that correctly. They get lit especially when it’s $5 martini night at our local steakhouse.) I couldn’t find anything to wear. Haley, my bestie who always helps me do my makeup, was out of town. And my dang hair was being so annoying that I almost went full Britney Spears, 2007 edition. Continue reading

Hampton’s Heat – Cheddar and Spicy roasted Artichoke Hearts Grilled Cheese

Wow it’s been a long time! This month has been crazy, not only did i accidently eat sea urchin (I’m allergic to shellfish…yikes!) on my 24th birthday but I also moved to Williamsburg to a super cute apartment with a lot more room and a waaayyyyy cuter kitchen.  In addition to this, some of my best friends came into the city to help me cope celebrate.  Along with them they brought me some super special grilled cheese ingredients which will be featured in this lovely sammie.

These ingredients were picked out by my besties Whitney and Sarah from thier local farmers market in the Hamptons.

– 2 tbs extra virgin hot pepper infused olive oil
– 2 slices sourdough
– 3/4 cup of sag harbor’s finest mecox cheddar
– 1/2 cup of roasted artichokes hearts
(to do this i got a bag of frozen artichoke hearts, sprinkled them with the hot pepper olive oil,  some salt, pepper and garlic powder then tossed them all together and put them in the oven for 40 minutes on 400 degrees)

I began by grating the cheddar and then sprinkled half of the cheese onto one side of the bread.

Then I evenly lined up the roasted artichokes hearts on top of the cheese.

Next I sprinkled the remaining cheddar on top of the artichoke hearts.

After all the ingredients were stacked upon each other, I put the last piece of bread on top and heated up my skillet to medium high.

Now that the sammie was complete and the burner’s hot, i drizzled 1 tbs of the  olive oil into the pan and put the GC in.  Then I drizzled the other tbs of olive oil on top of the GC.

I let it cook for about 2 minutes on each side until it was that nice golden beautiful brown that makes these sammie’s oh so delicious.

Once the color was even on both sides I took it off the skillet and served it immediately!

Thanks Whit and Sarah for coming to the city and bringing me these super sweet ingredients.  Oh, and don’t forget to have some water on hand because this GC has a kick from that hot pepper oil.  Enjoy!