A meal from J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
Take it from The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield; a grilled cheese sandwich can turn a bad day around
GRILLED SWISS CHEESE SANDWICH WITH PESTO MAYO
4 slices white bread 6 thin slices Swiss cheese or
Emmental cheese 2 tbsp. soft butter
For pesto mayo:
2 cloves garlic 3 handfuls basil 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tbsp. pine nuts 3 tbsp. mayonnaise Salt to taste
1. For the pesto, blend the basil, olive oil, garlic, and pine nuts. Transfer to a bowl and mix with mayonnaise and salt to taste. 2. Spread the soft butter on both sides of the bread. Set aside. 3. Heat the grilling pan. Place the bread on the pan, toasting one side until crispy and golden brown. 4. Flip the bread and put 3 slices of cheese on top. 5. Place another slice of bread, with one side already toasted, on top of the other slice with cheese. Flip the sandwich. 6. To melt the cheese, drizzle a small amount of water on the pan and place the cover. Steam will help the cheese get that gooey texture. 7. Slice the sandwich in half and dip it in the pesto mayo.