Active: 30 minutes Total: 30 minutes Makes 4 sandwiches

8 strips thick-cut maple glazed bacon
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more as needed
8 slices sourdough bread
12 oz. cotswold cheese (double Gloucester with chives) or cheddar, shredded
4 Tbsp. Thousand Island dressing

Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Wipe out the skillet.

Heat the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add 2 bread slices. Top each with one-quarter of the cheese and 2 strips bacon. Spread 2 bread slices with some of the dressing and press them on top of the sandwichess, dressing side down. Cook until the cheese melts and the bread is golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat to make 2 more sandwiches, adding more butter as needed.

April 2011 Food Network Magazine page 139

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