I WAS ALONE AND NEEDED DINNER
The house was empty other than the pets, myself and about 12 bricks of RAPA scrapple in the fridge. I was hungry so obviously scrapple was going to be part of my immediate plans. But just a few slices seemed kind of...boring.
And then I noticed the block of cheddar cheese hanging out in the corner and the loaf of white bread. I knew my mission: A Scrapple Grilled Chese Sandwich.
Among the dozen bricks of scrapple I had in the fridge, I was lucky enough that a few of them were the RAPA Chile Chipotle variety. The tagline: Hot & Spicy Scrapple. YES PLEASE!
What makes this hot & spicy? Looking closer at the ingredients list, it includes "re-hydrated diced chipotle chiles." Don't worry, we're not talking super hot. But there is a small extra kick to every bite, which I kind of enjoyed.
I cut up a few slices of scrapple. Some of them were the normal thickness you'd have as a side with eggs. But I was careful to slice a few a bit thinner so that when they were inside my grilled chese the scrapple didn't completely take over the sandwich.
And I prepared it like you would any other scrapple; nice and crispy on the outside.
Once the scrapple was done, I sliced up a few pieces of cheddar cheese and arranged things. Again, I had a strategy. I wanted the sandwich to stick together and knew the cheese was my glue. So I put the scrapple IN BETWEEN the cheese.
And finally, I stuck the bread together and cooked the sandwich up. Much like scrapple, the perfect grilled cheese sandwich is crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle. I think I got that just about right. Please note: the diagonal cut is the only way to cut a sandwich.
WAS IT GOOD?
I can't believe you had to ask that. But since you did: yes, it was amazing.
Any suggestions for making the Scrapple Grilled Cheese Sandwich even better? Let me know in the comments!