When we were in San Francisco last month we visited the Ferry Building. There is a shop there called The Acme Bread Company. One of the sandwiches they served was a potato pesto sandwich. Right away I decided I wanted to try it. But then we got croissants and tarts and empanadas and buns and doughnuts and cakes and well I never did get my sandwich. Next time I guess! But I have been thinking about that sandwich ever since. It has bread, potatoes, and cheese. 3 of my favorite things. Carbaholic. Last weekend I finally got around to making my own potato pesto sandwich.
I started with a loaf of sour dough bread. My favorite. I roasted some baby red potatoes. I bought a really nice low moisture mozzarella cheese. Which, can we just talk about for a minute? I used to buy bags of mozzarella cheese to put on pizza. Then I tried to get fancy and use fresh mozzarella. But fresh mozzarella is very watery and it makes your pizza watery too. And your grilled cheese. Now I am back to buying low moisture mozzarella. I found this one in the specialty cheese section. It is fresh mozzarella but it is not in water so it is not as watery. I am telling you, it makes all the difference. Still fresh but no puddles of water on your sandwich or pizza. Ground breaking, for me. Anywho… I roasted my favorite baby red potatoes, layered some cheese(low moisture) and pesto and Cliff grilled it for me. The cheese was gooey and the potatoes were crisp. It was a great combination. Next time, I’m adding mushrooms. I’m just going to pile all of my favorite things onto the sandwich!
What is your favorite thing to put on grilled cheese?
- 1 baby red potato
- 1 teaspoon olilve oil
- 2 slices sour dough bread
- 1 tablespoon basil pesto
- 3 slices low moisture mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a sil-pat.
- Slice the potatoes 1/4-1/2 inches thick.
- Coat the potatoes with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown,
- Butter 1 side of each piece of bread.
- Slice the cheese 1/4 inch thick.
- Line the unbuttered side of the bread with the cheese.
- Top with pesto and sliced potatoes.
- Add the 2nd peice of bread so that the buttered side is up.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat.
- Grill each side of sandwich for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.
- Serve immediately.
- I have listed the ingredients for 1 sandwich. If you you are making more just multiply by the number of sandwiches you would like.