Smoked Salmon and Gruyere Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Simply Recipes

Ready in: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Butter
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives
    Produce
  • 8 slices French bread
    Bakery/Bread
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, sliced or shredded
    Cheese
  • 1/2 Meyer lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed
    Produce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
    Seafood

Steps

  • 1 In a small saucepan bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  • Add a half teaspoon of salt. When the salt has dissolved, add the slices of lemon to the pan, layering them down flat in the pan.
  • Let water boil away until it is almost all gone and there is just a thin syrup left in the pan. Do not stir while cooking.
  • Remove from heat.2
  • Heat a large cast iron pan on medium high heat. While the pan is heating, arrange the sandwiches (next step).2 Lay out 4 slices of bread. On top of them layer slices of smoked salmon, cheese, and chives. Use a fork to lift the lemon slices out of the pan and add one large lemon slice to each sandwich. Top with a second layer of bread. 3 Butter the top bread slices generously with butter. Once the pan is hot, place the sandwiches in the pan, butter side down. Lower the heat to medium.
  • Let cook for a few minutes until the bottom of the sandwiches are well toasted. 4 Butter the top side of the sandwiches in the pan. Use a metal spatula to flip the sandwiches over. Press down on the sandwiches with the metal spatula.
  • Let cook until the bottom of the sandwiches is nicely browned. If the cheese isn't melting, turn the heat to low, cover the pan and let cook for a few minutes more.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 556.28  cal  (27.81%)
  • Fat: 16.8  g  (25.84%)
  • Saturated Fat: 8.83  g  (55.19%)
  • Carbohydrates: 72.39  g  (24.13%)
  • Sugar: 3.4  g  (3.78%)
  • Cholesterol: 48.45  mg  (16.15%)
  • Sodium: 1300.56  mg  (56.55%)
  • Protein: 28.74  g  (57.48%)
  • Selenium: 48.04  µg  (68.63%)
  • Folate: 193.79  µg  (48.45%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.58  mg  (38.58%)
  • Vitamin B3: 7.47  mg  (37.34%)
  • Phosphorus: 365.58  mg  (36.56%)
  • Calcium: 348.15  mg  (34.82%)
  • Manganese: 0.68  mg  (34.2%)
  • Vitamin D: 5.09  µg  (33.95%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.48  mg  (28.1%)
  • Iron: 4.95  mg  (27.51%)
  • Vitamin B12: 1.39  µg  (23.1%)
  • Zinc: 2.39  mg  (15.96%)
  • Magnesium: 51.58  mg  (12.9%)
  • Copper: 0.25  mg  (12.49%)
  • Fiber: 3.09  g  (12.38%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.23  mg  (11.55%)
  • Vitamin A: 451.04  IU  (9.02%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.84  mg  (8.42%)
  • Potassium: 240.07  mg  (6.86%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.81  mg  (5.4%)
  • Vitamin K: 3.51  µg  (3.34%)

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