Updated: May 18
You are staring at them.Braaibroodjies, yes, grill cheese sandwiches –South African Style. It might just be your new favorite this season.Oeey, gooey, Smokey, cheesy, creamy, spicy, sweet and crunchy. Need I say more?
It is quite simple to put together all you need is some sandwich bread (a real sturdy bread, one that can withstand all the fillings and still remain tender).Then pick a cheese, the one that rocks your boat. Then the other elements that make up this sandwich are onions, tomatoes and chutney, maybe mayonnaise. Optional.
I don’t care too much for raw onions so I sauté or caramelize the onions before adding it to the sandwich. You make a choice.The sweetness and spiciness of this South African Grilled Cheese Sandwich comes from this mango chutney. It is a super simple chutney to put together, or you can use store bought chutney or jam.
2-3 Large Onion Sliced
3-4 Fresh Sliced Tomatoes
Mango Chutney Homemade chutney here
8 Slices or more good-quality bread White, Wheat
8 Cheese sliced or grated cheese
Salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons or more Olive Oil
½ teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Braai the Braaibroodjie
Clean the braai of any remaining food after grilling, if necessary oil grill with paper towel dipped in a little bit of oil,
Place the sandwiches on the grill or inside a barbeque basket, it really helps facilitate flipping the sandwich around if you are a novice, slowly grill until they are golden brown and cheese has melted, about 2 minutes or more per side, depending on grill. Be careful when grilling because they grill up fast.