Today’s Vegan MoFo prompt is “recreate a meal from your childhood.” It’s also my first MoFo post of the year! I decided to make a childhood sandwich: a cheese and pickle sandwich.
My day-to-day childhood meals were pretty basic. Spaghetti, frozen pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and the weekly pancake breakfast (which I’ve already posted about!). Not particularly inspiring for a full-on vegan recreation. But what I can post about is one of the weird food combinations I ate as a child: cheese and pickles. The cheese and pickle sandwich was one of my dad’s concoctions, and the “recipe” is pretty self-explanatory. If you have bread, cheese, and pickles, you’ve already done most of the work!
I usually and my cheese and pickle sandwich untoasted, but opted for grilled cheese version this time.
Grilled Cheese and Pickle Sandwich
Vegan cheddar cheese
Put a layer of cheese on 1 slice of bread. Top with a layer of pickles, then place another slice of bread on top. Eat! If you’re feeling particularly fancy, add some oregano or freshly ground black pepper.
Pickle and cheese sandwiches are usually served untoasted with the cheese unmelted, but I was working with vegan cheddar shreds. Serving the cheese cold was a no-go for the tastebuds and the logistics of sandwich eating. Essentially, I made grilled cheese with pickles. Now you can too!