Full ingredients list:
4 medium slices high-fibre white or wholegrain bread
2 teaspoons reduced-fat cream cheese (or 1/2 teaspoon Marmite, or 1/2 teaspoon of your favourite mustard)
1 tomato, sliced
4 heaped tablespoons grated reduced-fat cheese
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Preheat a grill or sandwich press.
Step 2 Spread a coat of cream cheese (or your chosen spread) on 2 of the 4 bread slices. Place slices of tomato on each coated bread slice. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Step 3 Cover with the remaining 2 bread slices. Press slices gently together.
Step 4 Place in sandwich press, or on an ovenproof baking sheet lined with cooking paper if you're using an oven grill. Cook until bread is medium-brown.
Step 5 Remove from oven or sandwich press. Allow to cool on your plate.
The toaster's a no-no! Never use a conventional bread toaster for this recipe because cheese will get stuck and you simply won't believe the mess! Really. Don't. The experiment's not worth it.
Go wild! Add a tablespoon of finely chopped onion to the cheese before you cook it, or try adding capsicum, pineapple, ham or mushroom.
French-styles. For a more nutritious meal, crack an egg, beat it with a fork, and dip your bread in it before you toast it. It's just like French toast, but with cheese inside.
Boring safety bits – not!
Never operate electrical appliances with wet hands.
Turn off the grill or sandwich press as soon as the toasties are done.
The toasties will be hot! Use oven mitts and tongs or a spatula to transfer the toasties onto a plate.
Wait for toasties to cool down before you take a bite.
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About this recipe
First published: June 2009