Hatch Chile Grilled Cheese
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Hatch Chile Grilled Cheese

WHAT YOU NEED

2 slices of good artisan bread
1 tablespoon butter
1/4cup finely chopped scallions
1-2tablespoons Cacique® Crema Mexicana Agria
1/2cup Cacique® Dos Quesos
1-2freshly roasted Hatch chiles with skin and seeds removed
1 ounce Cacique® Chorizo (Beef, Pork or Soy)
Pickled onions (optional)
2 tablespoons Cacique® Cotija

1. In a skillet large enough to hold a sandwich, melt butter over medium heat. 

2.Add chopped scallions and let cook on low while preparing sandwich.

3.Spread 1 tablespoon of Crema Agria on inside of both slices of bread. Place some shredded cheese on top of the bread. Top with several good slices of Hatch chile. Top with chorizo, if using. Add a few pickled onions if using. Top with shredded cheese. Place on top slice of bread. Spread with Crema Agria or melted butter.

4.Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of Cotija. Place that side in scallion butter and cook on medium low heat for about 6-8 minutes. Cover skillet with a piece of foil to help keep the heat in. Don’t cover it tightly because you don’t want your sandwich to steam.

5.Now spread the side facing you with more Crema Agria or butter and top with the other tablespoon of Cotija. Cook until it smells good. Then it should be about ready to flip. Flip and cook other side for about 6-8 minutes. I always press each side firmly while cooking and cover again with foil. This should be ready to eat and have a crispy cheesy crust and that awesome taste of Hatch chiles.

Recipe courtesy of Cacique®