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 with the article Dreamy Good.
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 2 (1⁄4″-thick) slices fresh mozzarella
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1⁄4 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.