This is a little tricky to reproduce due to the dynamics of my gas stove top. I have 5 different heat levels (one for each stove burner) and the one I use here is 15,000 btus. What might work for me might be too cool or hot for someone else. Although the trick here is really just to melt the cheese. The bread will actually get crunchy which was a surprise. Is it healthy to fry almond bread? Probably not but this is pretty time consuming to make the bread so I doubt most people will make it often enough to become a problem. It tastes pretty good though. I prefer ghee to butter since it will not brown like butter does when frying and allows you to work with a larger range of heats. Also it doesn’t need to be refrigerated! With the frying the goal is to melt the cheese without blackening the sides too much. If the slices are real thin the cooking times might need to be much shorter.
For the almond bread
- 1 cup almond butter
- 5 trader joes large eggs (tend to be small)
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 *F.
- Scramble the eggs in mixing bowl.
- Add 1 tablespoon maple syrup to eggs.
- Add lemon juice to mixture.
- Add almond butter and mix everything evenly.
- Spray loaf pan.
- Mix in baking soda.
- Add batter to pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes, with a drip pan underneath to catch excess rising bread.
- Let cool for 1 hour before next step.
For the cheese
- 2 slices of cheese (I like the white Millers brand sliced cheese)
- sliced almond bread
- Melt ghee in frying pan at mid heat (this might be full heat or low heat depending on the power of the range.)
- Add a slice of the almond bread to the frying pan and put two slices of cheese on it.
- Fry for a minute and add the second slice of bread.
- Fry for another minute or 2 depending on heat.
- Flip sandwich over and fry for 1 minute on the other side. (the oil tends to get hotter so the other side requires less time to cook. )
- If the cheese is melted remove from pan. If not fry until it is.
- Remove from pan and cut in half.