2 slices white bread good quality, thick bread
2 tbsp butter at room temperature
2 tbsp parmesan finely shredded
3 oz cream cheese at room temperature
⅓ cup cheddar cheese shredded
1.5 tbsp jalapenos*, diced or more, to taste
¼ tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
Combine cream cheese, jalapeños, garlic powder, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well until combined.
Spread jalapeño filling on 1 slice of bread. Top with shredded cheddar cheese then remaining slice of bread to form a sandwich.
Spread half of the butter on top of the sandwich. Use your fingers to “press” half the parmesan into the butter so it sticks to make the parmesan crust. You’ll do the same thing to the other half once it’s in the pan.
Heat your pan on medium heat for a few minutes.
Add the sandwich with the butter and parmesan side down. Add the other half of butter and parmesan to the other side of the sandwich, making sure to press the parmesan in with your fingers.
Let it cook for 4-5 minutes. (You’ll know it’s ready to flip when the outside cheese is cooked because it will easily lift off the pan)
Carefully flip the sandwich and cook the other side for another 4-5 minutes, or until golden and crisped to your liking!