Grilled Akawi Cheese Sandwich

By | January 16, 2012

Anyone who truly knows me knows that I am a sucker for something called “cheese & bread”. Recently I’ve been craving grilled cheese sandwiches all the time so yesterday I was in Sultan Center Al-Shaab and I passed by their farmer’s market corner. Immediately I know I found the ingredients for my dinner!

I chose a bag of fresh Egyptian Country Style Bread which I adore. Plus Low Fat Labna and Akawi cheese from Alban Dairy which are made fresh in their farm in Wafra. The first thing I did at home is taste the Akawi cheese.

I love Akawi cheese! If you’ve never tried it before its this very soft and stringy cheese that can be soaked for a while to get rid of its saltiness and then used in a variety of dishes: Qa6ayef and Konafa for example. I took a taste of it and it wasn’t very salty. But I did soak it for a few hours just to get rid of a bit of its saltiness. It is so creamy and yummy and fresh <3

As I soaked it for a few hours, then rinsed the salty water. I took about a third of the round cheese and put it on my chopping board.

Added green olives and fresh mint. Pity I had no parsley.

Chop everything up.

Then open that lovely paper bag filled with fresh bread.

Smells gooood! Its brown bread by the way so its not just white bread. In every bag there are about 5 loaves of bread.

Cut a bread in half and open it gingerly so it doesn’t tear.

Fill it with the chopped cheese mix.

Heat up the sub grill.

I don’t like to put the sandwich directly on the sub so I put it on to of a sheet of foil and close the lid.

2-3 minutes later you will smell the most amazing aroma ever. Only then should you  open the sub’s lid and look at your now ready grilled Akawi cheese sandwich.

The cheese is all melted and smells good and its ready to be enjoyed!

Smells good, looks good.

Coming closer…

All grilled and crispy on the outside and cheesy and most on the inside…

The sandwich is really really REALLY good…

You can taste the freshness in each bite. Its so good you regret the moment there is only one last bite left :(

I can eat this sandwich every day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dinner! Can you blame me? If I ever open a restaurant I will for sure add this sandwich to its menu!

The Akawi cheese and the Egyptian Country bread are AMAZING! Needless to say they are highly recommended. Their labna is amazing too -wait for my post  on it-.

Ye3taw?


25 Responses to “Grilled Akawi Cheese Sandwich”

  1. Hafsa says:

    OMG…MOUTH WATERING!!!…I am literally drooling here, looks soooo delicious!!!!…not helping my diet!!!…:(

  2. chikapappi says:

    I llove Egyptian Radda bread <3 ! FEED MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH

  3. Nunu-San says:

    Ye3taw?!! I’m drooling here!!!!

  4. Marron Glace says:

    7aram 3leeech :(
    widdi akel el 9oorah hhhhh

  5. Bo Tootee says:

    I couldnt sleep because I was thinking of having it for breakfast all night long…. its realy gooooood i want more

  6. Marron Glace says:

    Hi again

    As I told you before that I will succeed hehehe
    Actually the pictures looks better that the results

    Check out the pictures a ( replica ) from you post hehehe
    then I will tell you why !

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/cheese1.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/cheese2.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/cheese3j.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/141/cheese4.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/46/cheese5n.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/cheese6r.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/cheese7.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/859/cheese8.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/cheese9.jpg/

    When I asked for some olives we got the ones with oil
    not plane ones that’s for starter , Also It tastes a bit salty
    in general its not bad but I was accepted to be more crispy
    its like a bit steamy it might be from the cheese or the olive oil !!

    Next time I will try with less amount of the ingredients
    and some of non oiled olives it might be more crispy

    please let me you what you think ??

    Thanks

    • danderma says:

      Those pictures are amazing masha2 Allah!
      Your problem is that you didn’t chop the cheese with the mint and the olives… and yes olives in oil or black olives will change the taste… next time get those sliced green olives, add them to the big cubes of cheese with the leaves of mint, and chop the whole thing up before stuffing the bread and then grill the sandwich 😀

  7. Marron Glace says:

    Thanks for your response and the complement about the pictures
    I have tried to make them look like yours hehehe

    Yes I didn’t chop them and I did what I saw in the pictures lol
    in fact the sandwich pictures of yours the ingredients wasn’t
    chopped . Next time I will try the plain sliced green olives
    and give it more time in the grill it might get more crispy

    Thanks a lot sis :O)

    • danderma says:

      Trust me next time chop them and see -and let me see too-!

      • Marron Glace says:

        Well today I have made the same but I mixed both akawi and hallomi
        cheese together i also used non oiled olives and chopped them all into
        little pieces and give the grill a while longer to crisp the sandwich
        and voila !

        Sorry I didn’t take a pic of it today but it looks great
        the thing is I didn’t cut the Loaf in half but I cut off a slice
        on the edge to stuff everything inside this whole bread
        this way its better so nothing comes out :O)

        • danderma says:

          That’s great! 3leek bel 3afiya! I was planning to mix halloum cheese with the akawi next time!

  8. NDAWY says:

    Exactly the same taste i felt when i saw your pictures.
    Yumy yumy for 1 year ahead 

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