Cheese on toast... but better? We all need this artisan paneer burger recipe
So much more than a cheese sandwich
Craving cheese on toast, but just need to take it to the next level? Welllllll have we got the recipe for you. Perhaps you love a cheeseburger... but you love your burger to be made out of cheese? We've also totally got you people as well.
Ok fine, we'll get to it. Artisan. Paneer. Burger. Recipe. This is the holy grail of cheese sandwiches, and, it's also healthy. We think – no, we know! – you're going to love it. Why? For starters, because it's made using a whopping great slab of Apetina Paneer, which not only adds bite, but its porous texture soaks up the flavours: in this case butter and tandoori powder. Mmm. Who doesn't love their food to come in whopping great slab form, especially when you're talking about CHEESE?!
In case you're new to paneer, it's a soft, mild and fresh-tasting type of cheese that has been enjoyed in India for centuries and is made with citrus juice and milk. You can marinate it, grill it, fry it, or pop it into soups or stews. Plus paneer contains just 8% fat and aids digestion, so it really is good for you, no messing! The truly excellent news is you can buy Apetina Paneer from major supermarkets such as Sainsbury's and Tesco – and even on Amazon.
- 1 pack Apetina® Paneer 225 g, split in half length way
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
- 15g/1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp tandoori powder
- 4 pieces artisan bread, 1.5 cm thick
- Mustard de Dijon, to your preferred taste
- Mayonnaise, to your preferred taste
- 1 avocado, sliced length way
- 2-4 big leaves, romaine lettuce
- Rapid pickled red onion
- Heat a non-stick frying pan, at a moderate temperature and add the oil. When hot fry the Paneer pieces until golden brown on each side. Turn down the heat, add the butter and tandoori powder. With a spoon, baste the Paneer with the foaming tandoori butter for 1 min.
- Start by toasting the sliced bread on both sides. Spread mayonnaise on to pieces of bread, top the pieces of bread with 1 or 2 leaves of lettuce, Paneer, avocado and pickled onions. Spread the remaining two pieces of bread with mustard and “close” the two paneer sandwiches.