There is nothing that satisfies a craving more than a ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich of goodness! I love the way the cheese gets all melty on a perfectly toasted slice of bread all thanks to an Air Fryer!
**I first posted about air fryers in 2015, This is the air fryer I am currently using https://amzn.to/3P45rKF
Normally, I would get out my cast iron grille pan, slather the bread with gobs of butter, add the ingredients (whatever I have in my fridge), today it’s bacon, tomato, & peach preserves for my grilled cheese and I am on my way to making my perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
After I make this delectable grilled cheese sandwich which I, or someone in my family has since devoured, there is the clean up. I love cooking, but clean up is the absolute worst! The grill pan is so hard to clean, with cheese and greasy butter everywhere, not to mention the ridges that a grill pan has, plus it’s heavy! A delicate flower like me should not have to clean a pan with the weight of a baby! Yet, here I am, cleaning away having all of the great memories of the grilled cheese fading from my mind.
So you may be asking yourself, what is an AirFryer? It is a very cool counter top appliance that basically does it all. The AirFryer can fry, bake, grill and even roast! A AirFryer uses a high-speed fan that causes the hot air to circulate at a high-speed which cooks and browns the food. The fat and oils drip through the drip basket. And, it does it with almost no oil. Most of the time no oil is needed at all, no oil, no fat equals fewer calories! And the best part, (besides the no oil cooking) clean up is a breeze, often I just wipe it out. I have tried several recipes out in my new AirFryer besides this awesome grilled cheese, like…tortilla chips, meatballs, mozzarella sticks, egg rolls, donuts, fresh-cut fries (sweet & russet), and frozen mini pizza’s just to name a few.
And now for the scrumptious bacon, tomato, peach preserves, and jack cheese grilled cheese…
So this is how I made my delicious grilled cheese…
I cooked the bacon in the AirFryer first. Did I mention you can “fry” bacon? Well you can, and it comes out perfect! Each AirFryer is different, but I cooked the bacon at 392 for 10 minutes. The great thing about the AirFryer is you can keep checking to make sure your bacon comes out perfect (just the way you like it).
Can you imagine perfectly cooked bacon without the splatter and mess?
I then put half a teaspoon of olive oil on 1 side only, of 2 pieces of bread. Then layer your ingredients, starting with peach preserves, spread it on each side of the non-oiled side of bread, then jack cheese, tomatoes, and the cooked bacon. Place the second piece of bread, peach side down and press slightly. Now place it in the basket of your AirFryer and set the degrees at 392 for 12 minutes.
There is nothing left to do besides enjoy the ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich, made in the calorie saving AirFryer!
Until Next Time…