You don’t need a recipe to make a great grilled-cheese sandwich. Some great cheese, hearty bread and a bit of butter will do just fine. You can also easily finesse this humble snack into a classic treat by adding some of your favourite personalized flavours.
Yield: 2 sandwiches
4 slices favourite sandwich bread
4 slices aged cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon Butter
Preheat a heavy sauté pan over medium heatnot too hot or the bread will burn before the cheese has a chance to melt.
Sandwich the bread and cheese together. Lightly butter both sides of the sandwich and position in the warm pan.
Slowly and patiently brown the sandwich on 1 side until golden brown and beautiful. Flip. Brown the second side and then serve immediately. A grilled cheese sandwich is at its best while the cheese is still hot and oozing!
Aged cheddar cheese is the gold standard for a great grilled cheese sandwich, but you can use any good melting cheese. Try experimenting until you find a favouriteSwiss, Gouda and havarti are all very good. Try including a few slices of crisp bacon, sliced ham or ripe tomato. You can even make a pizza sandwich with mozzarella and a spoonful of tomato sauce. For an extra special treat, try Cambozola cheese with freshly cracked black pepper and orange marmalade.
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