Gruyère Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Greens and gruyère toastie

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out our quick and easy toast recipe from food writer John Gregory-Smith. This oozy fried cheese sandwich is made using swiss chard, cream and gruyère cheese - the perfect indulgent brunch

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Ingredients

  • butter 80g
  • spring onions 4, finely sliced
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • Swiss chard 200g, de-stalked and finely sliced
  • double cream 100ml
  • gruyère cheese 150g, grated
  • English mustard 3/4 tsp
  • sourdough 8 slices
  • pickles to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat 20g of the butter in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the spring onions and garlic, then cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the chard and season well. Stir together and cook for 2-3 minutes or until wilted and all the moisture has evaporated. Add the cream, cheese and mustard. Mix well until you have a very thick, claggy sauce. Remove from the heat and cool a little.

  • Step 2

    Use the remaining butter to spread over one side of each piece of sourdough. Place ½ the bread slices, buttered-side down, onto a chopping board. Top with the chard sauce and place the remaining sourdough, buttered-side up, on top.

  • Step 3

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the sarnies and cook 2 at a time for 2-3 minutes each side or until crispy, golden and oozy. Serve immediately with pickles.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 624
  • Fat 43.9g
  • Saturates 26.9g
  • Carbs 36.8g
  • Sugars 3.3g
  • Fibre 2.1g
  • Protein 19.4g
  • Salt 2.4g
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