Friday, July 7, 2017

Turkey Brie Melt with Cranberry Apple Chutney

The other recipe I tried this week was a turkey brie melt, with cranberry apple chutney. I got the recipe from a Nob Hill magazine. Nob Hill doesn't exist anymore, but the recipe is still available online.

It's basically a fancy sandwich with three layers. Layer one is brie cheese slices! I couldn't find that at the supermarket, so I used muenster. Layer two is quarter-inch thick turkey slices. Again, I couldn't find that at the supermarket, so I just went with normal sandwich turkey slices. I used two slices of the turkey and cheese on each sandwich.

Layer three is chutney. I mixed a third of a cup of cranberry sauce with a splash of vinegar and a small amount of cinnamon. (I didn't have the other ingredients: raisins and minced onion.) You combine it with small apple slices, from a peeled, chopped and cored apple. It's basically just apple slices in cranberry sauce, and it's delicious. Cook it on low for 20 minutes.

The recipe recommends cooking it on a skillet, like a grilled cheese sandwich. I, um...I don't know how to cook grilled cheese sandwiches. Both Mom and my wife never let me do it, so I never learned. There's some kind of skill, involving putting butter on the bread slices and flipping the sandwich? Anyway, butter the outsides of the sandwich and cook it on both sides, on medium, for five minutes.

I liked the sandwich, especially the apple slices in cranberry. I want to use the chutney sauce on other stuff, not just sandwiches. But once again, my wife hated the recipe. She says she hates fruit sauces, and she hates apple pieces mixed in with things. So double failure.

2 comments:

Stripes said...

"She says she hates fruit sauces, and she hates apple pieces mixed in with things." Oh dear :(

Chase Relerford said...

I think your wife should just be happy she has a husband who's willing to cook for her! And you can tell her I said that!