Why serve french fries on the side of a grilled cheese sandwich when you can enjoy mashed potatoes inside one?
As I do when I don’t have an idea for a sandwich, I walk around Whole Foods looking for inspiration for the week’s sandwich. However, this time, it was not Whole Foods that inspired me, but me remembering an old idea I never tried. Way back, I had thought of creating a mashed potato grilled cheese but I never truly thought the idea through. Instead, I ended up creating the Orange Basil Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese. A good sandwich for sure, but not a true mashed potato grilled cheese. Now was my chance to truly investigate what a mashed potato grilled cheese would taste like. Yes, other people have made a grilled cheese based on baked potato toppings, but never actual mashed potatoes in a grilled cheese. I asked Facebook what they thought and I was on my way to creating something truly unique.
Garlic and green onion mashed potato grilled cheese
Homemade Garlic Green Onion Mashed Potatoes
Great Lakes Sharp Cheddar
Wisconsin Dofino Creamy Havarti
Cheese #1: Great Lakes sharp cheddar
When thinking about mashed potatoes and getting inspiration from a loaded baked potato, cheddar was the first cheese that I thought of. Luckily, my local market had Great Lakes Sharp Cheddar on sale. After tasting said cheese, I realized I could have gone with a sharper cheddar, which is what I enjoy, but the lack of bite did not affect the outcome of the sandwich. If you like a more mild cheddar, this cheese would be perfect for you.
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