Mozzarella Cheese Dream Sandwich
The ultimate grilled cheese sandwich, according to author Francine Prose, includes Aleppo pepper, which adds a dimension of spiciness to balance the tangy sourdough bread and the creamy mozzarella. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with the article Dreamy Good.
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2 tsp. olive oil
2 ¼″-thick slices fresh mozzarella
2 slices sourdough bread
¼ tsp. Aleppo pepper
Heat oil in a 10″ nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Place mozzarella between slices of bread, and add to skillet. Press sandwich with a spatula or plate and cook, adding more oil if needed and turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melted, 6–8 minutes. Sprinkle with pepper before serving.