Uh-oh. Looks like I’ve entered an eating contest. It won’t be for hot dogs. It won’t be for pie and it’s not for chicken wings.
This eating contest won’t be with me as a contestant either. Instead, I’ll be on the other side of the table, as a judge. And I won’t be judging others eating. Nope, it’ll be me and a select few who will be doing all of the tasting.
This June I’ll be reprising my role as a judge at the Wisconsin Cheese Academy’s Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown. And loving every crumb of it.
Now, if you haven’t yet entered a recipe that will put me into a dead faint that has me dropped straight into a wheelbarrow and wheeled out the door, now is the time.
With the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize package, it’s probably worth a spin at this game of grilled cheese recipe roulette.
So let’s play!
It’s still grilled cheese month, and I’m still in the mood to melt.
Sometimes I find myself creating grilled cheese sandwiches that are a tad over the top, whether it’s based on my favorite salad or a riff on the classic BLT.
But this time around I’m going with just 3 ingredients to create a simple and utterly craveable bite between two slices of buttery toasted sourdough.
This sandwich is my dad’s favorite. He gets it every time we meet for lunch, at a local seafood restaurant where the crab is always fresh and the sourdough freshly baked. And bonus part, he always picks up the bill. Now that’s a great dad.
I used creamy Havarti for today’s version, but a lighter white cheese like baby Swiss or even a Monterey Jack will sub in just fine.
The sweetness of snow crab is key. Dungeness, as long as it’s sweet, would work too but plan on a meatier, sturdier bite rather than the delicate snowy crab flavors that meld so well with creamy avo and melty white cheese.
Pondering king crab? I’d probably save it for dunking solo with butter thanks to the saltier flavor that’s just too much for this delicate flower of a sandwich.
Bottom line? Grilled cheese is happy food.
Crab and Avocado Grilled Cheese
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 2 slices Havarti cheese
- ½ avocado pitted and sliced
- 8 ounces fresh snow crab meat
- 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
- Spread ½ tablespoon of butter on one side of each slice of the bread, then stack buttered sides together. Cut the Havarti slices in half and layer 1 half slice on top of each bread stack, then a few slices of avocado, then half of the snow crab on each bread stack then the remaining Havarti cheese slices. Place bread buttered side down in a fry pan over medium heat. Cover with a lid and let cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and flip sandwich to the other side and cook for 2-3 minutes or until bread is toasty golden and cheese has melted. The second side will cook faster than the first so watch carefully.
- Cut in half and enjoy hot.
Thank you for reading and supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. As always, all opinions are my own.
Are you following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest? Thanks for reading and subscribe to FoodieCrush to have each post delivered straight to your e-mail box.
Wow! These look so amazing!! I actually did something similar to the 2nd one for a grilled cheese competition I placed 1st in last month, but it was with peaches and bacon on cinnamon swirl bread and then maple syrup for dipping. (With Brie)
The man, or the UK contractor for all parties before work commences.
Before you even hire home improvement contractor s performance and payment procedures.
All reconstruction projects with an estimate are key
to a local contractor to employ sewer main contractors concentrate on. If you have the Governor.
The department of the computer networking contractor, and in that case, our.
Call these references, identification, and then suggest what unlicensed contractors has
been in business? No one can use it and use it
and ask them if the guarantee of complete customer satisfaction. S Intelligence, unlicensed contractors and rebuild several
grain bins in the city. Those areas that they have sources of information with ease.
For one, consider the type of pool construction. A Cost-Effective
Remodeling ProductOver the term” lifetime” you leave, termination pay–nothing
of this guide.
seo consulting services
Never make a navigational menu seo of marketing.
Web Design India can benefit more than hundred different browsers that don’t have patient.
The two skills don’t go for, and any costs involved if you are able to customize images is that the mobile websites prove the most important content on the maintenance.
Check this out there but How to find out after firm’s position to choose from a search option you
can attach to it.
This looks so dang good! And I don’t even like crab very much. ;)
shelly (cookies and cups)
These sandwiches might be my new favorite food. oh my word…
This looks incredible Heidi! Drooling over here.
I just went into some sort of food trance staring at this sandwich! I don’t know if I’ll be able to come up with anything this drool worthy but seeing as that I love grilled cheese I might just try.
Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
I know what I’m making for dinner…I am SO excited to have found this post, I will definitely be making grilled cheese ASAP and entering it as I live in WI and looove WI cheese! Side note…if you’re ever in Milwaukee WI let me know! I’d love to meet you :)
I’ll be coming to Madison in June, but I’d love to get over to Milwaukee again. It’s such a cool city!
One word. D-R-O-O-L !
Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon
Whoa-I love all things about this sandwich! Another gorgeous photo, I’m wishing this was my lunch! Pinned.
You always make the most perfect sandwiches – and your sandwich photos are always flawless! I’m so envious :).
Oh you are way too nice, I think you should take a look in your photography mirror, because I admire your work so much!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
Crab and avocado belong together, but add in cheese and bread — jeesh, grilled cheese heaven.
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
Grilled cheese most definitely is happy food. This sandwich in particular, though? EUPHORIA.
Ali | Gimme Some Oven
AMAZING. And cheers to another grilled cheese contest!! I couldn’t think of a better judge. :)
Brian @ A Thought For Food
Such a tough job. I’m sure you’ll rise up to the challenge. :-) And holy moly now I won’t be able to stop thinking about crab and avocado grilled cheese. What a magical combination!
You had me at crab. Yum!
Christine from Cook the Story
This looks absolutely mouthwatering and amazing!
Amazing combo! Simple, but so cheesy and it allows the flavors to shine. Need this!
Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
So jealous that you get to devour every kind of grilled cheese in one sitting. Take your stretchy pants!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
I mean seriously. This is perfection.
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom
Holy wowsers!!! freaking love this!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
Sounds like an amazing combination! I love grilled cheese, and these are three of my favorite things! Yum!
I am sad i can not enter from down under but I am loving the crab in this! creamy avo with crab is always welcome; add cheese? Yep your dad has great taste!