Here is a northerners dream toastie.
Cheese and onion pie is a true northern classic, specifically, a Lancashire classic. I get cravings for a Cheese and onion pie at least once a week, but like everyone else, I don’t always have time to bake one. Here’s a great alternative; make it into a toastie!
Below i’ve detailed how to make the sandwich in a pan on the hob, but if you have a toastie maker – it’s even easier!
The bread I used for this recipe is the mega thick one from Roberts bakery, which comes in an orange packet like this:
It’s MEGA thick and absolutely perfect for toast and toasties.
How to make a Lancashire cheese and onion Toastie
13. Once the cheese inside has melted, and both sides are nicely browned, remove from the heat:
14. Cut in half, and serve with brown or red sauce – yum!
- 2 slices Thick white bread
- 1 sliced Onion red or white
- 2 handful Grated Lancashire cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- Finely slice the red onion
- Grate the cheese
- Butter the bread
- Build the sandwich, with the buttered side of the bread facing outwards
- Heat a non-stick frying pan to medium heat
- Add the sandwich, butter side down, put a lid on the pan, then allow the toastie to cook for 2 minutes
- After 2 minutes, flip the sandwich and replace the lid - cook for a further 2 minutes, or until the bread is browned and the cheese melted
- If you need to allow any additional time to allow the bread to brown - just flip it back and allow it to cook to your liking