Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chili Cheese Toast

Chili Cheese Toast is this amazing mixture of cheese, pepper, chili and onions spread on a toasted bread and grilled in the oven until cheese is all melted and gooey. Even while writing this my mouth is watering :-). I had these cheesy toasts  at a PYC restaurant in Pune. My sis-in-law insisted me to eat these and it was so mouthwatering that I couldn't stop eating it :). And then I ate it again for breakfast in another restaurant which had buffet for breakfast. I tried making them at home and for first couple of times they came out little bit dry, then my mother-in-law suggested to add white sauce in the chili cheese mixture and  they turned out great.

15 Bread slices(wheat or white)
1 1/2 Green Bell Pepper finely chopped
1 Medium Onion finely chopped
10 Green chili's finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Salt and Pepper as per taste
1 8oz package of shredded Mozzarella cheese

For White Sauce
2 tsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper as per taste

Method for White Sauce

Melt butter in a sauce pan on medium heat and add flour. Stir with whisk until butter and flour are well combined and mixture is bubbled. Pour milk and stir until it thickens. Add salt and pepper, stir. This is your white sauce.

Method for Chili Cheese Toast
Preheat the oven on 380 F.
First toast all the bread slices only from one side. Keep aside the slices. Combine together all the ingredients except bread slices in a bowl and add prepared white sauce. Adjust for salt and pepper. This is your mixture.
Now spread this mixture on non-toasted side of  all the bread slices evenly. Arrange all the slices on a oven proof  tray and slid the tray into the preheated oven and grill until edges are light brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.

Cut in half and enjoy.

Quick Tip-: You can use 2% milk fat or fat free cheese to avoid the calories.

1 comment:

  1. I am enjoying the feast online!Keep it up!