It has been cold and windy and dreary here at the homestead, but that's really nothing new for these parts. It's just that it is getting to me. Getting to me to the point that I've scheduled an appointment with a travel agent for later today to look at some sunnier, warmer possibilities. Stay tuned, I'll keep you posted if anything comes of that.
It's a variation on grilled cheesers, and I'm sure there are many other ingredients that could be added, but my mother's version is so simple, and tasty too. I always loved this meal when she made it. However, my own kiddos weren't always so happy about it when they were young. After all, it does use green peppers.
These tasty sandwiches only require four ingredients and are so easy to make.
Open Face Sandwiches
green pepper (I used 1 1/4 because that's what I had)
a block of white american cheese (mine was about 1 1/2 inches thick)
mayonnaise (I used about 2 spoon blobs)
Gather your ingredients and grate the green pepper and white american cheese into a bowl.
Add several spoon blobs of mayonnaise into the bowl and mix all together. You want just enough mayo in there to make the mixture spreadable.
Open the hamburger buns, tear them in half, and lay them face up on a baking sheet. Spread the mixture on the buns, being careful to entirely cover the buns. Otherwise the bun edges will easily burn when the sandwiches are in the broiler.
Place them under the broiler and keep a close eye on them. It doesn't take long until the cheese mixture is melted and the tops start to brown nicely. I believe mine were in there only about 5 minutes, maybe less.
Pair these yummy sandwiches with some tomato soup, and I think you have a wonderful, old fashioned, comforting meal. This one is definitely a keeper.
Thanks Mom, for the happy memories I have of my childhood, and for this wonderful recipe too.