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.
Normally, I would get out my cast iron grill 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.
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Avalon Bay, who so kindly gave me a Avalon Bay AirFryer to use. I don’t have to lug that grill pan out any longer!
So you may be asking yourself, what is an AirFryer? It is a very cool counter top appliance that basically does it all. The Avalon Bay AirFryer can fry, bake, grill and even roast! The Avalon Bay 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 less 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!
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 in the basket of your AirFryer st the degrees at 392 for 12 minutes.
There is nothing left to do besides enjoy your ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich, made in your calorie saving AirFryer!
I’ve been using my AirFryer for over a month now, and I love it! It is now the most used small appliance in my home.
This Avalon AirFryer is the perfect gift for a collage student!
**Thank you to Air and Water & Avalon Bay for providing the AirFryer for review.
* AirFryer photo provided by Avalon Bay