Tasting Tuesday: Greek Grilled Cheese

23 Aug

I’m a big fan of grilled cheese.  It’s easy to make, inexpensive, and usually a safe bet when you’re at a restaurant.  It’s also yummy—the perfect comfort food.  Sometimes, though, I like to mix it up a little and try out various alternative grilled cheese recipes.

Epicurious has a recipe called “Grilled Cheese and Tomato Stacks,” which is pretty much a grilled cheese gone Greek.  They replace the bread with pita and use a Greek cheese.  I can’t wait to try it!

Also, my sister’s been promising to take me to The Queens Kickshaw, the fancy grilled-cheese restaurant that opened up in Astoria, the traditionally Greek neighborhood in Queens.  They serve so many delicious-sounding alternative grilled cheese sandwiches, like one with feta cheese, which was inspired by the Greeks in Astoria.  They also serve specialty coffee and sodas (sasparilla?!) and craft beer.

What’s the most alternative grilled cheese you’ve ever eaten?


2 Responses to “Tasting Tuesday: Greek Grilled Cheese”

  1. Regina Pefanis Schlee August 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Hi Stephanie,

    I will look forward to your book about growing up as a Greek American. I grew up in Greece.

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos August 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

      Thanks, Regina! I am the only person in my family who has not lived in Greece. Furthermore, my mother is American of Swedish descent and even she has lived in Greece. It’s made for a lot of questioning as to whether I’m “Greek enough,” since I have never lived there and do not look like a stereotypical Greek. Where in Greece did you grow up?

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