Holidays at the Jungle
Shitake Bacon & Morbier Patty Melt on Portuguese Roll
Ingredients (serves 4)
12 slices bacon
12 small fresh shiitake mushroom caps (stems removed)
1 pound Morbier cheese, shredded
4 fresh Portuguese rolls
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
In a large pan, cook the bacon until nicely crisp.
Remove from the rendered fat and set aside.
Over a medium heat, add the shiitake mushroom caps to the rendered bacon fat and cook until nicely brown and crisp, about 5-7 minutes.
Remove the mushrooms and set aside.
Now, drain the pan of bacon fat but do not wipe out completely.
Assemble your sandwiches by adding ¼ pound of the Morbier divided on each side of a split Portuguese roll.
Add the 3 slices of crisp bacon and 3 mushroom caps to the sandwich, then close it up and get ready to grill!
Preheat your pan over medium heat, add the butter and melt it completely.
Grill the sandwiches until golden brown on both sides and cheese has melted.