I must admit that Texas Toast puzzled me for awhile as I watched it pop up over and over in a lot mediocre menu items in restaurants. Finally I bought a loaf just to mess around with. Now I’m a convert. I discovered that its sturdy structure makes a better platform for things like Welsh rarebit and, in this case grilled cheese, than plain old white sandwich bread. One of my friends from Louisiana used to make what he called his “white trash” sandwich which was fried, soft shell crab with a ketchup based sauce. I can’t wait for summer to try that one out. For best results use a sandwich press such as a Cuisinart “Griddler” or other Panini press. —pierino
1 but can be multiplied
slices Texas Toast ( I use Rainbo “restaurant style”)
Standup commis flâneur, and food historian. Pierino's background is in Italian and Spanish cooking but of late he's focused on frozen desserts. He is now finishing his cookbook, MALAVIDA! Can it get worse? Yes, it can. Visit the Malavida Brass Knuckle cooking page at Facebook and your posts are welcome there.