Whether I am going out to eat, thumbing through cookbooks, or flipping through magazines, my mind is constantly on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration. In addition, many of my clients share recipes they would like me to try, and so does my mother—as I have mentioned numerous times.
I also get magazines passed along to me, especially cooking publications. One of the most recent magazines I received was the October 2014 issue of Bon Appétit. In it, I found several recipes I wanted to try, including these delicious grilled cheese sandwiches for adults.
I served these at an event recently, but they would also make a good appetizer for a holiday party at home.
Prosciutto, Fontina, and Watercress Toasties
Serves about 8
8 thin slices of prosciutto (about 3 oz.)
8 slices of bread, sliced ½ inch thick (I found a nice locally made brioche loaf from Macrina bakery that worked well)
8 ounces Fontina cheese, thinly sliced
¾ cup trimmed chopped watercress (I am blessed to have watercress growing in my garden, but you can also find it at higher-end grocery stores.)
¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature