I gotta give it up to Alice Medrich. Why? Because Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches…for real.
Why wasn’t it me who came up with melted chocolate on buttered, toasted bread? I crane my neck and scream at the chocolate gods:
Why? Why wasn’t it me?
As usual, they ignored me, but I’ll be alright. My girl, Alice Medrich, hooked me up.
Usually, when it’s snack time, I reach for a big ole box of Cheez-its. Sometimes, if Sriracha is on hand, which is always, I’ll make my favorite stove top popcorn. But this sandwich? Oh man, grilled chocolate sandwiches are my new favorite snack. I love that you can see the chocolate peeking through the sourdough. Hello!
I’m not gonna lie to you. I put extra chocolate in my sandwich. Hey, it’s not my fault, man! San Luis Sourdough has really long slices, alright? Plus, I needed the antioxidants or whatever.
Pay attention, now because this is simple: chocolate + buttered bread + grill = your next culinary adventure. Do it…then tip your hat to Alice Medrich…and of course, the gods of chocolate.
Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches Recipe
Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches Recipe barely adapted from Food52
- Unsalted butter or olive oil
- 4 slices sweet or sourdough French bread or firm white sandwich bread
- About 2 ounces broken or chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, or ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- Coarse sea salt (optional)
- 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- Butter one side of each slice of bread generously or pour 2 T olive oil in skillet and swirl to coat.
- In a skillet big enough to hold them, cook the slices butter side down over medium heat, just until pale gold on one side.
- Put chocolate on two of the slices. Cover pan to make chocolate melt quicker.
- Flip a naked slice on top, butter side up.
- Cook, turning the sandwiches as necessary, until the chocolate is softened and the sandwiches are browned on both sides.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and/or cinnamon-sugar, if using, and serve immediately.
- Variation: Spread 2 T of peanut butter on the other slice of bread to make a Grilled Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sandwich.