Grilled Zucchini and Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled Zucchini and Cheese Sandwiches

Summer tomato and Cheddar on sourdough is a great sandwich on its own. But grilled planks of zucchini add a bit of char flavor to take it to the next level.

2 medium zucchini (10 oz.), sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick planks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 thin slices sourdough bread
2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 tsp. mayonnaise

1. Prepare a high (500ºF to 600ºF) gas grill fire, or heat a large grill pan. Season the zucchini with salt and pepper and grill, flipping once, until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the zucchini, and reduce the heat to medium high (400ºF to 475ºF).

2. Assemble 4 sandwiches with the sourdough, Cheddar, tomatoes (seasoned lightly with salt), and the zucchini, layering the cheese under and over the vegetables. Spread about 1 tsp. mayonnaise on the outside of each sandwich. Grill, flipping halfway through, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes per side.

Source: Fine Cooking Grilled Zucchini and Cheese Sandwiches