Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.
GRILLED CHEESE DOUGHNUTS
There was a time in New York where a restaurant was selling Grilled Cheese Doughnuts for a limited time – yes you heard that correctly, grilled cheese dougnuts. The food joint Clinton Hall, on Washington Street sold the delicacy as part of their menu for a limited time.
The Flamin’ Hot Doughnut Grilled Cheese was a donut made of habanero bacon and glazed, cut in half and filled with mozzarella. To get the grilled cheese effect the donut gets grilled inside out to create a crunch effect. The Grilled cheese is hung above a bowl of tomato soup so that none of the melted cheese goes to waste and instead drips into the soup and becomes a sort of topping.
The combination of donut and grilled cheese came around as a partnership between Clinton Hall and The Doughnut Project, which is a small doughnut shop in the West Village of New York city.
The Flamin’ Hot Doughnut Grilled Cheese was available for only a month between Friday to Sundays and cost $11 to buy. Only 20 doughnut grilled cheeses were made every day.