Chris, FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized GRILLED FRENCH CAMEMBERT, TRUFFLE, MUSHROOM SANDWICHES 30 March 2010

On Saturday morning, we made grilled French camembert, truffle and mushroom sandwiches for Chris’ birthday – yes, we seem to keep celebrating it! Promise this is the last one 😉 It was a completely random whim of mine… because we had that jar of Tetsuya’s truffles and I figured (not that it’s hard to) that truffles would go with Camembert very well. But I wanted the camembert and truffles melted and gooey together.. which meant I somehow needed to cook it. So decided it would be nice in a sandwich.. but then heavily buttered so that it would be all rich and tasty.

It’s very simple to make. Just butter some bread, and lay out Camembert, truffles and grilled mushrooms on the un-buttered side. Place the sandwich buttered-side down on a pan, and then place the other buttered bread on top (buttered side up). The point is to have the buttered sides on the outside… because panfrying the bread that way makes it ULTRA GOOD!!!!! The butter melts and goes crispy against the bread and makes it taste amazing. Coupled with all the melted gooeyness on the inside and you’ve got yourself one flat-out fantastic breakfast or snack.


Freshly sliced bread. This one is slightly chewy on the inside, which is best for this IMHO

With French camembert cheese on top, and black truffles

Butter the underside of the bread and place that side on the pan. Add grilled mushrooms on top.
Place the other piece of bread on top and flip over.

French camembert, truffle and mushrooms sandwiches. Gooey, rich and decadent :)~


28 Comments

  • madmoneymonkey posted on March 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Chris has had one awesome birthday, what a lucky dude!!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:07 am

      It’s just a good excuse to do fun stuff i guess! 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Be still my beating heart! I’ve had truffles rarely – once, I bought some truffle butter, another time I pinched some from my brother’s plate of wagyu carpaccio… and each time, I haven’t been able to taste anything. You’ve made me determined to track down this salsa once I’m back in Aus!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:09 am

      Oooooo truffle butter is GOOOOD, it goes with everything 😉

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on March 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Chris has had one awesome birthday, what a lucky dude!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:07 am

      It’s just a good excuse to do fun stuff i guess! 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Be still my beating heart! I’ve had truffles rarely – once, I bought some truffle butter, another time I pinched some from my brother’s plate of wagyu carpaccio… and each time, I haven’t been able to taste anything. You’ve made me determined to track down this salsa once I’m back in Aus!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:09 am

      Oooooo truffle butter is GOOOOD, it goes with everything 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 30, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Sounds simple and yummy

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:10 am

      Yeah it’s quick to make which is great

      Reply
  • sydneyfoodie posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Looks absolutely delicious. I want to get a bottle of tetsuya’s truffles now.

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 1:30 am

      I’ts total magic in a jar 😀

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 30, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Sounds simple and yummy

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:10 am

      Yeah it’s quick to make which is great

      Reply
  • sydneyfoodie posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Looks absolutely delicious. I want to get a bottle of tetsuya’s truffles now.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 1:30 am

      I’ts total magic in a jar 😀

      Reply
  • chisin posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

    If you’re ever in London, you need to check out truffle brie. It’s heaven!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

      Is that basically brie cheese and truffles? cos I can make that too right? 😛

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      • chisin posted on April 3, 2010 at 3:47 am

        You could probably make it – brie, cream and truffles

        Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    might as well celebrate it the whole month!! kekekeke =)

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      rofl well it was for a week, at least!

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      • tiffanyx posted on April 1, 2010 at 1:18 am

        bev is such a good wifey! *thumbs’ up*

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  • chisin posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

    If you’re ever in London, you need to check out truffle brie. It’s heaven!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

      Is that basically brie cheese and truffles? cos I can make that too right? 😛

      Reply
      • chisin posted on April 3, 2010 at 3:47 am

        You could probably make it – brie, cream and truffles

        Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    might as well celebrate it the whole month!! kekekeke =)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      rofl well it was for a week, at least!

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on April 1, 2010 at 1:18 am

        bev is such a good wifey! *thumbs’ up*

        Reply

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