I cannot pretend that this is a recipe. More the contents of my fridge that I knocked up for a Monday lunch with Katie Rose in my London flat. I had been sent a wicker hamper full of Maille’s mustardy offerings prior to my Supperclub and was testing them all out, & it occurred to me that a creamy spicy mustard mayo – Maille Dijonnaise – would be great with the salty kick of squeaky cheese – otherwise known as Halloumi. And So I tested my theory and found it good. Very, very good. (Almost as good as my Portobello mushroom, spinach & cheese sandwich.)
So today I give you a really good, simple sandwich:
Put a frying pan on the heat and when it is hot, add as many half centimetre slices of Halloumi cheese as you need to cover a slice of bread (or 2 or 3 etc, depending on how many sarnies you are making). When it its browned on one side, flip over to cook the other.
Whilst it is cooking, take your slices of good bread. (I used a white boule from Whole Foods – it’s rather chi-chi-ily my local grocery store.) Spread the inside sides with Maille Dijonnaise. Failing that use half mayo/half mustard. Add slices of avocado & tomato. Then add your cooked Halloumi cheese. Grind over some black pepper and slap on the top piece of bread. Et voila! Hardly complicated. But sooooo good.
And aren’t the green vintage glass plates great? My sister found them in a thrift shop in Orlando, Florida and carefully brought them back to London as a thank you for having Posetta Baddog to stay whilst she was away. The set of pretty butter vintage butter knives were a Christmas present from my mother.