Bring your cheese toastie game to the next level with this indulgent sandwich recipe
11th Aug 2021
Not in the mood for a traditional weeknight dinner? This quick and indulgent sandwich recipe, with kale, Taleggio cheese and olive tapenade should do the trick
Taleggio is a fantastic melting cheese from Italy, and here it coats the kale in a big gooey cloud. Havarti would also work, as would Asiago or Provolone.
Popeye and Olive Sandwich
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 garlic clove, finely sliced
- pinch of chilli flakes
- 2 handfuls of kale, shredded
- 1/2 lemon
- 12cm length of focaccia or ciabatta
- 1 tbsp olive tapenade
- 5-6 slices Taleggio
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the sliced garlic and chilli flakes and, as soon as the garlic begins to colour, add the kale and stir. Season, then add a splash of water, cover with a lid or foil and allow to steam for a few minutes until softened. Remove the lid or foil and fry the kale until all the moisture has evaporated and it is a little charred. Take off the heat and add a little squeeze of lemon juice.
2 Heat a sandwich press. Slice the focaccia or ciabatta in half horizontally, spread the bottom half with tapenade and top with the sautéed kale then the cheese. Place the other half of bread on top and toast in the sandwich press for 5-7 minutes, until it is crisp and the cheese has melted.
Extracted from The Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Sian Henley (Ebury Press, approx €12). Photograph by Haarala Hamilton.
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