I made a grilled-cheese sandwiche for lunch today:
2 slices sour-dough bread
10-15 fresh Italian basil leaves
2-3 slices mozarella cheese
2-3 slices provolone cheese
2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon shredded parmesian cheese
1 large egg
2 teaspoons flour
1/4 cup half-and-half or whipping-cream
pinch of cardamom spice
pinch of salt
First, make the french-toast custard. Mix egg, 1-teaspoon flour and half-and-half in mixing-bowl and set aside.
Then toast the bread so that it's medium-dark. Coat both with butter. Add a sprinkle of salt to one and some cardamom to the other.
Sprinkle parmesian cheese on toast with salt, then lay down mozarella and provolone cheese. Next, lay basil leaves down on top of that, then sprinkle with sharp-cheddar, then top with remaining toast with cardamom.
Then dust the entire sandwiche with remaining flour, try to get an even coating all around, but not too thick. Dip into mixing bowl with custard mix and evenly coat the sandwiche, including the sides. Deep-fry in pan or fryer for 3-5 minutes until both sides are dark tan (flip halfway through). Let cool 2-3 minutes and serve with couple fresh basil leaves as garnish.
No idea what the calorie count of this monster is, but I'd guess it's around 700-1200 calories.