Grilled cheese combined with queso fundido make a perfect pairing!
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When I was putting together my Cinco de May round-up I came across a recipe for Queso Fundido Twist Tequila Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Foodista. Did you say Grilled cheese? … um, my favorite … so it had my attention.
I’ve never had Queso Fundido before but it looked so delicious I knew I had to make it and what better reason than for Cinco de Mayo.
I went to get the necessary ingredients. I didn’t have the Tequila so I decided to skip it…again I’ve never had queso fundido, but this was delicious! Anyway, I thought I would write this blog post and give you my version of this magical grilled cheese.
Gluten Free Queso Fundido Grilled Cheese (sans Tequila)
Adapted from Queso Fundido Twist Tequila Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
4 slices gluten free bread
1 Tablespoon ghee
½ Tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup white onion, chopped
1 clove garlic minced
2 teaspoons jalapeño jelly
dash dried oregano
dash dried rosemary
dash dried thyme
dash ground white pepper
2 Tablespoons Crème fraîche (or Mexican sour cream)
1 cup Shredded 4-Cheese Mexican Cheeses
2 Tablespoons Cotija cheese
For the Queso Fundido:
In a small pan, heat olive oil for a minute over medium heat. Mix in onion, and sauté for another minute. Add garlic, jalapeño jelly, oregano, rosemary, thyme, white pepper, and sauté for 1 minute. Mix in Crème fraîche, Mexican chess and Cotija cheese. Stirring constantly until the cheese is completely melted.
Remove from stove and set aside.
Preheat a nonstick frying pan or griddle over medium heat for 1 minute.
Butter the pan with ½ Tablespoon butter. Place the two slices of bread on top of the melted butter. Toast for about a minute, then add the remaining butter to the pan. Using a spatula, flip bread slices into the melted butter.
Add half of the queso fundido mixture on each slice of bread. Garnish each slice with salsa. Enjoy!
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