British asparagus grilled cheese sandwich

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


You’ll need:


Four slices of sourdough bread

Soft butter

150g sliced cheese, a mixture of cooking mozzarella, Cheddar and Gruyère

2tsp olive oil

1 bunch asparagus washed, trimmed and blanched


What to do:


Butter the bread on both sides. Layer each piece of bread with the cheese slices.


Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a teaspoon of olive oil in when hot. Put two slices of bread in the pan, butter side down and top with a handful of blanched asparagus spears. Put a lid on the pan to allow the cheese to melt and the asparagus to heat through.


After a couple of minutes, remove the lid and sandwich the two halves together.  Press down with a spatula and cook for a further minute on each side until both sides are golden brown.


Repeat with the second sandwich.


Serve with cress, pickles or chutney.