Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Scottish Cheddar Cheese, Tomato and Onion Open Toastie

Scottish cheddar cheese, tomato and onion open toastie

This simple creation is based on a lunch I remember my Dad used to prepare on summer weekends when I was a child. He used tomatoes from his greenhouse, onions from his garden, Scottish cheddar cheese and ordinary sliced white bread to make the open topped toasties. I've largely remained true to that recipe with the significant difference being the bread I have used. This is a Granary Hob freshly made in the bakery department of my local supermarket.

If you're looking for a simple, quick and fairly nutritious summer lunch, why not give this a try?

Granary cob loaf

Ingredients per Toastie

Thick slice of granary bread (or similar)
1 medium tomato, sliced
2 or 3 slices from half a peeled white onion
Slices of Scottish cheddar cheese as required
Salt and black pepper
Freshly chopped parsley to garnish

Tomato, onion and Scottish cheddar cheese


Toast the bread on one side only under your grill (broiler).

Granary cob slice is lightly toasted on one side only

Lay the tomato slices interspersed with a few strands of onion on the untoasted side of the bread. Season lightly at this stage with salt and pepper.

Tomato and onion slices arranged alternately on untoasted side of bread

Lay the cheese slices on top of the tomato and onion. You may have to cut them up a bit to achieve an even covering. Press down lightly.

Cheese slices pressed down on top of tomato and onion

Carefully lift the assembly on to your grilling tray and grill until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Season with some black pepper and garnish with the chopped parsley.

Cheese, tomato and onion toastie is seasoned with black pepper

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