SAN ANTONIO - On Daytime today, Di-Anna Arias with Don Strange of Texas whipped us up some special grilled cheese sandwiches for National Grilled Cheese Day!
This is not your ordinary grilled cheese. Di-Anna uses strawberry preserves from Poteet, goat cheese, and Don Strange candied bacon – plus gruyere, fresh herbs and caramelized onion. We've included the recipe at the bottom of this article.
But now we want to know - where can you find the BEST grilled cheese in San Antonio? CLICK HERE to voice your opinion...
Judy Sertich tells us, "I use two kinds of cheese and Texas toast with garlic butter ? Course got to have Campbell's Tomato soup."
"Sonic or Home ???" says Lisa Ann Hillberg.
"QT has one of the best Grilled Cheese. Then Buccees," according to Orlan R Zepeda.
Joe Rosales says "Bexar County Jail" - but we don't know how he knows this. :)
Tony Bernal tells us he's "Eating one now ?"
But Laurie Chambers wasn't having it. "HELLO New 4 San Antonio! This is San Antonio! We do quesadillas!"
The grilled cheese is one of the top comfort foods in America. You can’t go wrong with bread grilled to perfection, and warm, gooey, melted cheese.
It is generally believed that the modern grilled cheese sandwich as we know it today originated in the United States in the 1920s. During the Great Depression, many people were looking for cheap, easy-to-make meals that could feed their families. The grilled cheese sandwich, which typically consists of bread, cheese, and butter, fit the bill perfectly. It was inexpensive, easy to make, and delicious. The grilled cheese sandwich became even more popular during World War II, when cheese and bread were readily available and soldiers serving overseas often requested them as a comfort food. The invention of sliced bread in the 1950s made it even easier to make grilled cheese sandwiches, and they became a staple of American cuisine.
There are several reasons why a grilled cheese sandwich is considered a delicious and comforting meal...
Butter the bread on one side each piece. On the other sides of the bread spread the goat cheese on one piece and the jam on the other piece. Place the bacon on top of the goat cheese and close the sandwich. Cook in a skillet or on a griddle on medium approximately 3 minutes each side until lightly brown on each side.
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1551 Bandera Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78228