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.
The humble hamburger can easily be elevated to the heights of cuisine classics with the same attention to detail that any dish deserves. It can also be infinitely varied with lots of your personalized flavours. Ground chuck is your best choice because it has a higher fat content than ground round or ground sirloin.
Bored with beef? Take another burger path. These patties are huge and thin raw but contract to normal juicy size on the grill. They’re fiery on the BBQ, so have a spray bottle of water ready for flare-ups. Easy to prepare and delicious in every way!