April 16, 2010

2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Pageant: Teeny Weeny Cheezy Do-ninis

When Do-Ho was just a donette, Mama Do-Ho often made classic grilled cheese sandwiches out of white bread and a slice of American cheese (the "square cheese" as our friend's daughter calls it). However as was the case with donuts, when we went out into the world we discovered that there is more than one way to enjoy this tasty treat. In fact we discovered that when bread and cheese get together, the sky is the limit. You may remember that last year Do-Ho designed a Spectacular Jelly Doughnut Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and walked away with a sash in fellow blogger Kathy's Panini Happy contest. Well this year we absolutely outdid ourselves with our original Teeny Weeny Cheezy Do-ninis. Part donut, part panini, part grilled cheese and part burger, we ended up with a complex hybrid of a meal. But don't worry, you can't go wrong with the step-by-step instructions below.

Form ground bison into small balls (bigger than a donut hole; smaller than a softball). Push a cavity into the middle of each ball and fill with shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of Patak's Original Major Grey Chutney. Seal. Place into sliders press to flatten.

Next, use a donut cutter (every house must have one! If not you can get them at Williams-Sonoma) to cut donut-shaped pieces out of sourdough bread. Brush with olive oil.

Grill patties on barbecue grill to desired doneness (we recommend medium, but it's really up to you). Over low heat or on the upper rack of your grill, toast the buns to a panini-like crispness.

Now you are ready to enjoy your Teeny Weeny Cheezy Do-ninis. If you really want to kick it up a notch (and who doesn't?), ditch the regular mayo for Trade Joe's Wasabi Mayonnaise. It's like heaven on a donut.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are genius!!!! Love 'em...Megan (Conn.)