My dear friend Jacky made this for Nate and me one evening. She used fresh basil from her garden. This was absolutely amazing! I made it at home a couple of times. (Once we had no mozzarella, so I had to use American cheese. Still really good!) I entered this sandwich recipe into a contest yesterday. Results come in today.
Tomato-Basil, Turkey Grilled Cheese
2 slices of bread
3-4 slices of Bryan sliced turkey
1 slice large tomato (fresh garden tomatoes are the best)
3-4 fresh basil leaves or 1-2 pinches of dried basil
sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Heat your skillet or griddle to medium-low. To begin layering the sandwich, put 1 slice of bread, butter side down on the heated skillet, then layer w/ the Bryan sliced turkey, as much cheese as you desire (my husband likes two handfuls of shredded cheese, I just go w/ one), 1 slice of tomato, and basil leaves to cover the tomato. Finally, put on the last slice of bread, butter-side up. Heat for a couple of minutes until the bottom slice of bread is golden, flip and press the grilled sandwich down with your spatula. Heat for a couple of minutes until the other slice of bread is golden.
I cut mine in half. Serve with chips and a sweet tea! 🙂