A Recipe: A Simple Chilli Cheese Toastie

Now this is a very simple recipe so please forgive me. The only reason I’ve put this in is the conviction that the most simple things are the best! Now, there are so many variations of this recipe, I half expect you to reply back with your own favourite versions. Of course you can make these in a panini maker but my preferred method is the flame grill. You can also vary the bread that you use to get very different tastes. The bread used in this recipe is a favourite multi-seeded loaf from none other than Lidl…Like I said sometimes simplicity is the best…

You will need:

  • 2 pieces of good bread
  • 1 tablespoon of good unsalted butter (unless you’d like to use salted butter and omit the ground salt added later)
  • Sliced cheese (I’ve used Emmental from Lidl)
  • A handful of plum tomatoes (any type will do)
  • A few slices of red onion
  • Green chillies chopped into slices
  • Sea salt in a grinder
Choose two slices of your bread and toast it one side under the grill.
When it is browned one one side, turn it over and butter the side that hasn’t been toasted yet.
Add toppings generously to each slice…
Top with sliced cheese…
You can join these breads together to make one very filling sandwich or top with two more toasted breads if you’re making sandwiches for two.
And eat with your favourite milky coffee, do let me know how you get on!
Love Sidra

Published by Sidra Ansari

Sidra Ansari is a freelance writer, blogger, copywriter and teacher. Although she was born in Manchester, she has lived in many places in the U.K including London, North Wales, Birmingham and Leicester. She now lives in the Black Country and dreams of living by the sea once again- a seagull being her preferred muse. She has been shortlisted for the AsianWriter Short Story Prize and was selected for WriteNow Live, the Penguin Mentoring Program for underrepresented writers. She works for the Mud Season Review as a Creative Non Fiction Reader and has work published in the inaugural Desert Rose Lit Magazine. Her self development book ‘Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love’ published by Beacon Books is out in 2020. She lives in the West Midlands with her husband of over fifteen years and five children. You can reach her at @sidra_writes on Twitter, sidra.7.ansari on Instagram and follow her blog at the7ofus.blog.

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