Pug’s savoury grilled cheese

This is my go-to comfort food/hangover (which is increasingly becoming my weekend default state) snack and is not really a recipe, more an assembly. I like bold tastes, I like crunch (the crispy fried bread and the crunchy peanuts give this) and above all else I love melted cheese. If you have allergies or a penchant for the bland, then move on, this isn’t for you.

chip
I’ve always loved food, especially fried food… especially chips.

The key to success with this is the bread – over the years I’ve tried everything from bloomers to farmhouse and have settled on sourdough bread. Whatever your choice just make sure it’s not too holey and is medium thickness. Also, don’t try and fancy this one up – use ingredients you’d use every day.

Music to prepare this dish to: ‘I ain’t been licked’ by Diana Ross

Ingredients

  • 2 slices sourdough bread buttered on one side
  • Enough grated mature cheddar cheese to create a loaded sandwich, a really loaded sandwich
  • Marmite
  • One handful dry roasted peanuts
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Method

  1. Assemble your sandwich: on one slice add the peanuts to the buttered side of the bread and top with the cheese.
  2. On the other slice, spread a thin layer of Marmite on the buttered side and close your sandwich.
  3. In a frying pan, over a medium flame, heat up enough oil to lightly cover the pan.
  4. Once warm, it’s time to fry your sandwich. When frying, push down on the sandwich with a spatula. You can give it some welly
  5. After 4 mins it should be golden brown, so flip and cook the other side for the same amount of time. Keep pressing with the spatula.

Once done, cut in half and serve with a cup of builder’s tea.

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