I know what you are thinking… this does not look like a grilled cheese sandwich. It is not your regular grilled cheese, it is a little more gourmet. Believe it or not I actually entered it into a grilled cheese contest. I have never entered any food contest before so I decided it was time I tried. It was so fun inventing and playing around with cheese and other ingredients. After hours of experimenting, I think I perfected my Neapolitan Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I hope you like it!
This grilled cheese sandwich was inspired from the Argentinian dish: Milanesa Napolitana. When my husband was in Uruguay on a mission for our church he could not get enough of the food! The Milanesa Napolitana was one of his favorites! It was his idea to make this delicious loaded grilled cheese.
The Neapolitan Grilled Cheese Sandwich:
1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs
4 teaspoons of steak seasoning
2 thin sirloin tip steaks
2 Tablespoons of mayonnaise
4 slices of Italian white bread
4 thin slices of Wisconsin Provolone Cheese
4 Tablespoons of marinara sauce
2 slices of deli ham
4 (1/8 inch) thick slices of Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tablespoons of butter
Pour some oil into a frying pan, making a shallow layer. Heat the oil on high
While it is heating, crack 1 egg into a small bowl and whisk. In another small bowl, mix the bread crumbs and steak seasoning well.
Place your Steaks into the egg and then into the seasoning. Once the oil is hot, place your steaks into the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until light brown and crispy (Be sure to watch it, you don’t want it to burn). Set aside
In another pan, fry your remaining eggs one at a time to your liking (I like my eggs cooked all the way through). Set aside.
Now you are ready to make your grilled cheese!
Preheat your skillet to about 250 degrees
First take 4 slices of bread and put a layer on mayo on all four slices. On two of the slices, start making your sandwich. First add 2 slices of Wisconsin Provolone Cheese to each sandwich. Next add your breaded steak followed by 2 Tablespoons of Marinara on each piece of steak (if you like more marinara sauce, feel free to add it!). After that you want to put on your ham, egg and top it with 2 thick slices of Wisconsin Mozzarella (fresh) Cheese on each one.
When you are done adding the insides, place your 2 remaining slices of bread to the top, mayo side down. Lightly butter the tops and bottoms of the grilled cheese. Grill in skillet until bottom bread is lightly browned and cheese begins to melt; carefully flip the sandwich over, press lightly with a spatula, and cook until it is golden brown.
Looking for other delicious sandwiches?
These are some of my favorites!
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Monte Cristo Sandwich
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
Spinach and Artichoke Melt