Had I found the perfect item to make a post that tied together my two favorite things – food and music? I believe so. Like Steely Dan, this sandwich is complex and full of texture but comes together with smooth harmonizing pieces and is almost a little too close to perfection… almost.
As you can see I found some pretzel bread. OMGawwdd was it good. I had never eaten it before but it was some of the most delicious bread I’ve ever had – soft, salty, and sort of sweet. Unfortunately it was a rather small loaf but it turned out to be a lot of fun to make a few lil’baby grilled cheeses rather than a big ‘ole one.
So to begin, I just sliced sliced the loaf up and spread on some of the hot and spicy mustard. Gotta have mustard on a pretzel, right?
And after that I piled on the chow chow. Being from south, chow chow was something that we always had in our fridge and I rarely can find a good jar up North. Luckily for me, I have the best mom and uncle in the entire world and they mail me “food care packages” on the reg. If you haven’t been able to experience the goodness of chow chow, It’s basically a super chunky relish that’s made from green tomatoes, cabbage, hot peppers, and an abundance of other crunchy veggies. Pickle relish doesn’t have smack on chow chow, and that’s for real.
Next, put on some more cheese.
And top it off with another piece of that delicious pretzel bread.
Smear on some butter and heat your pan to medium and place these little guys in.
Cook for about three minutes on each side until it develops a golden and flaky crust.
Once the cheese has finally melted and it’s crispy and golden on each side you know it’s done. Take it out and serve with a black cow and some pickled okra and have yourself a little picnic.
Any major dude will tell you that this combo is worth grillin. *guitar solo*