Grilled Cheese And Bacon Sandwiches With Cheese Curds

Have you tuned into Portlandia yet?

This television show is insanely funny. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are so freakin’ talented.

I love the city of Portland. I love music. I love quirky comedy.

Portlandia has it all.

Check out this video clip from the show.

Yep. I think I would have to change preschools if they were feeding my kids’ ears a diet of Mike & The Ms.

That was cheesy.

So are these sandwiches. If you haven’t tried cheese curds, go seek them out. Delicious. They are widely available where I live now, but not so in other places I lived in the past.

I didn’t slice my cheddar as thick as the recipe called for since there was already all of that bacon and the curds. But, go for it! And that Sriracha mayo is a really nice touch. The hint of spiciness plays so well against all of that cheese and the smokey bacon.

Grilled Cheese And Bacon Sandwiches With Cheese Curds


1/2 beef bouillon cube (about 1 teaspoon)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Sriracha
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
12 slices of bacon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
8 slices of white sandwich bread
1/2 pound sharp cheddar, cut into 4 slices
3 ounces (1 cup) cheddar cheese curds , (available at some supermarkets, specialty stores or cheese shops)


1. In a small bowl, mash the bouillon cube into 2 teaspoons of hot water until dissolved. Whisk in the mayonnaise and Sriracha and season with salt and pepper.

2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion, cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

3. Meanwhile, in another skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, until crisp, 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

4. Heat a griddle to moderate. Butter the bread slices on 1 side. Spread the other side of 4 bread slices with the spicy mayonnaise and top with the onion, cheddar, cheese curds and bacon. Close the sandwiches buttered side out and grill over moderately low heat until crisp, about 4 minutes per side. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.

Serves 4

Recipe from Food & Wine Magazine

From Portlandia to Portland.

Portland’s The Dandy Warhols are so cool.

I love the lyrics to this song. Those drums. That hook.

“I never thought you’d be a junkie
because heroin is so passé.
But today,
if you think that I don’t know
about depression and
emotional pain,
you’re insane, or you’re
a fool who hasn’t paid attention
to a word that I say.”

Completely addictive.

The Dandy Warhols-Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth

Not only do The Dandy Warhols sound good, they look mighty fine. (A little blurred, but I couldn’t find a live clip with as good audio).

Check out The Dandy Warholds on their Website and buy the music there.


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