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Looking for a low-carb twist on the irresistible combination of tomatoes and cheese? Try this crunchy, protein-packed, low-carb grilled cheese idea from Rach.
In a soup pot over medium to medium-high heat, melt butter into EVOO, 2 turns of the pan. Add fennel, carrot, onions, celery and garlic, and season with salt, pepper, sugar or honey, bay and Parm rind. Cover to sweat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add stock and raise heat. Reduce by half, 2-3 minutes, then add tomatoes, passata and basil. Simmer 30 minutes over medium-low heat, remove bay leaf and purée with immersion blender. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
For the sandwiches, heat a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat. Combine butter, Fabainse or mayo with cheese, garlic and parsley. Lightly coat one side of each of the slices of bread and, with spread-covered sides facing out, build sandwiches with a slice each of provolone, American and mozzarella or Fontina. Grill the cheese sandwiches until deeply golden and melty. Cut each sandwich into 3 sticks or ‘soldiers”.