With fresh mozzarella, pepperroni and grilled shiitake mushrooms, this sandwich is like the Mona Lisa of grilled cheese.
Recipe makes 4 sandwiches
7 tablespoons butter at room temperature, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
4 focaccia-style rolls, split
4 Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella ovalinesize balls, each cut into 8 slices
16 slices pepperoni
1/2 cup ripe black olive slices
6-8 pepperoncini, halved
4 ounces marinated sun-dried tomatoes, dried and thinly sliced
- Mix 6 tablespoons butter with the garlic until light and smooth.
Heat sauté pan over high heat; add olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, and mushrooms. Season with pinch of salt and pepper; sauté 5 minutes.
- Spread cut sides of rolls with garlic butter. Heat large skillet or sauté pan. Place roll bottoms in pan, butter-side down. Grill until golden brown.
- Flip roll bottoms. Layer on each bottom 4 slices Fresh Mozzarella, 4 slices pepperoni, some black olive slices, 3-4 pepperoncini halves,
some sautéed mushrooms, 1 ounce sun-dried tomatoes, and 4 more slices Fresh Mozzarella.
- Place roll tops over. Grill until cheese is melted and bread is crisp and golden, turning sandwiches over once during grilling.
Courtesy of Grilled Cheese Academy