One of the most addicting and delicious lunches on the face of the Earth is a grilled cheese sandwich, but these little toasts make a grilled cheese a bit fancier. I thought of them when I went to the market and saw a 'buy one-get two free' promotion for Thomas's English Muffins.
This is such a simple mix-up - chopped onion, chopped green pepper, grated Cheddar cheese (or a combination of Cheddar and lightly smoked Gouda), black pepper, and a bit of mayonnaise to bind the ingredients together.
Lightly toast the English muffins . Place 'a ball' of the prepared cheese mixture on the muffins and place them 'open-faced' on a lined baking sheet. Sprinkle a bit of cayenne pepper atop each cheese ball. Pop them into a 400°F oven for about ten minutes. When the cheese ball has melted down onto the muffin and the top is beginning to brown up, they're ready for the plate. Just be careful taking that first bite ... they're hot and gooey ... and so good!
What would one do without a good cheese toastie, I ask you ?