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.
- 1-2 teaspoons vegan butter
- 2 slices bread
- 2-3 slices vegan cheddar cheese
- 4-5 slices pickles
- Heat a skillet to medium heat.
- Butter the outsides of the bread slices.
- Put a layer of cheese on 1 slice of bread.
- Top with a layer of pickles, then place another slice of cheese, and the other slice of bread on top.
- Grill for 3-5 minutes on both sides until the cheese is melted.
- If you’re feeling particularly fancy, add some oregano or freshly ground black pepper.
- If your vegan cheese isn't melting well, you can place the lid from a large pot over the pan while the sandwich cooks to help the cheese melt.
- 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!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1197mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g
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Did you eat pickle and cheese sandwiches as a kid? What other weird kid foods did you enjoy?
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