As you can see in our beautiful clashing photos here below, this recipe’s name couldn’t be more perfect. The other half of this wipe-out’s name is Chloé, a dear friend of mine. And after one of our surf sessions in Faro we decided to go for a toastie or Tosta in Portuguese. We didn’t want to eat a full tosta each, so we decided to share one. One not too heavy like a tuna toastie, one not too simple like a cheese one and also none with pork. So we asked the little café restaurant if they can make us a special order. Chloé preferred white onion over red onion, as that’s how she usually has it. And I needed my mayonnaise of course, and some garlic to match our odors. We requested them to put this tosta version on their menu, but they didn’t. And that’s ok. We enjoyed, we stank and we were filled. Hope you like it too.
Did you get it by the way? Chloé + Tash = Chlash. We for sure are two walking tostas and the collisions don’t only happen during surf sessions.
- Servings: a snack for two or a meal for one
- Ready in: ±10 minutes
- Two big slices of Portuguese styled bread (Pão da Casa from Padaria Trigo Dourado)
- 3 big slices of Gouda cheese
- 2 slices of white onion
- 2 pinches of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- Take the two slices of bread and butter them on both sides. Turn on the toastie maker or the stove on a medium high flame. Place the buttered slices of bread on either the toastie maker, but don’t close it or in a frying pan, without flipping the slices.
- In the meantime cut two slices of onion and separate the rings from another.
- Now flip the slices of bread on the side that hasn’t been toasted yet. Place the slices of Gouda cheese, the onion rings and garlic powder on one slice of bread (on the toasted side) and close the sandwich.
- The toastie maker will make a sign once the tosta is ready, but leave the tosta for one minute longer so it becomes a bit more golden. In the frying pan you grill the tosta on each side for 3 minutes, so a total of 6 minutes. Extra butter or oil in the frying pan is not necessary.
- Once done toasting, place the mayonnaise on the side so you can dip it in before each bite. Enjoy!
- My preference is Gouda cheese, because it’s nice and salty. But feel free to try other types of cheese. I would advise something that melts well and isn’t too sweet or plain.
- Chloé didn’t want the mayonnaise inside of the toastie, but that is actually how I would prefer it. After the toasties are done it is also nice to put the tablespoon of mayonnaise right on top and spread it a little.
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