Grilled cheese sandwiches are high on the list of dishes that are "fun to make" and the list of dishes that are "easy to make"; that alone puts them super high on my list of dishes that should "get in my belly ASAP." I've been obsessed with buying avocados lately (it must have been that Super Bowl commercial for Mexican avocados) so I figured I would try out a creamier grilled cheese recipe by combining it with some goat cheese. Then I got a little carried away with cheese in general and now, I present to you, my delicious masterpiece:
Goat Cheese + Avocado Grilled Cheese
4 Slices of Pumpernickel Bread
1 Small Avocado, sliced
Feta Cheese (optional)
Grab two pieces of fresh pumpernickel bread (if you live in the Astoria area, I highly recommend going to Parisi Brothers Bakery on 31st and Broadway) and get ready for a sandwich of a lifetime. On one slice, layer your (1) spinach, (2) half of the sliced avocado, and (3) generous amounts of goat cheese.
On the second slice, spread a thin (or thick, as my unhealthy self likes it) layer of butter on one side and set aside.
Take a large skillet and set it over a medium flame; drop in a small chunk of butter until it's bubbling and then throw slice numero one in all that deliciousness. While it's slowly melting the goat cheese, add on even more cheese if you'd like (I went with some feta cheese and some mozzarella cheese for the gooeyness). Finally, take your second slice and smack it on top of your sandwich (butter side facing up) and gently smush it down so it really gets all up in that cheese's business.
After a few minutes, flip the whole sandwich over until both sides are brown to your liking and your stomach just can't stand waiting anymore.
Now repeat for your second sandwich that you should probably just eat yourself instead of sharing with others.