The cronut, the sushi burrito, cupcake macarons: Food mashups have taken over our casual culinary worlds and our Instagram filters. The latest quirky, must-try snack to join the trending throng is the spaghetti grilled cheese. Your instinctual reaction to this might be disgust, but the cheesy, pasta-filled sandwich has been flying off plates ever since Paul Cao, the owner of Burnt Crumbs in Huntington Beach, California, invented it.
"The idea goes back to his college days when he was at UCLA... and he didn't know how to cook anything yet and the only dish that he knew how to make growing up was spaghetti,” Cao’s partner Min Pham told ABC News.
Here’s how the spaghetti grilled cheese is made: They mix homemade spaghetti from scratch with sauce and mozzarella cheese, and then they cool the concoction on sheet trays "so it becomes flat and level; almost like a patty," Pham told ABC. They cut the sheet into squares, wrap the spaghetti with more mozzarella and press it onto sourdough bread dripping with garlic butter. The result is more like a sandwich version of the classic garlic bread with spaghetti dish.
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