The Best Grilled Cheese
Great Grilled Cheese: 50 Innovative Recipes for Stovetop, Grill and Sandwich Maker
Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Although most people seem to have their own version of the “best” grilled cheese sandwich, this one defines grilled cheese as it was meant to be: crunchy bread and perfectly melted cheese.
EquipmentGrill, Panini Press
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureButtery, Cheesy, Crunchy, Savory
Type of DishGrilled Sandwich, Sandwich
- 8 slices sourdough bread (¼ inch thick)
- 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 6 ounces best-quality cheddar cheese (orange or white), coarsely grated
If you're looking for tips on how to make the best grilled cheese sandwich, then you need to see How to Make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: 8 Tips for Delicious Perfection
To assemble: Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices on your work surface, buttered side down. Distribute the cheese evenly over the 4 slices. Place the remaining 4 bread slices on top, buttered side up.
STOVETOP METHOD: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Put the sandwiches in the skillet (in batches if necessary), cover, and cook for 2 minutes, or until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt. Uncover, and turn the sandwiches with a spatula, pressing firmly to flatten them slightly. Cook for 1 minute, or until the undersides are golden brown. Turn the sandwiches again, press with the spatula, and cook for 30 seconds, or until the cheese has melted completely. Serve immediately.
SANDWICH MAKER METHOD: Preheat the sandwich maker. Follow directions for sandwich assembly, and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions.
GAS GRILL METHOD: Brush the grill rack with oil and preheat the grill to medium-high. Follow directions for sandwich assembly. Put the sandwiches on the grill and follow directions for the stovetop method.
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Apr 13, 2020
I'm the grilled sandwich lover and love to eat grilled shawarma sandwich. I have bought my own Spinning Grilled Grilled Sandwich Maker especially for making sandwiches. For grilled cheese sandwich I would venture to suggest that seasoning is ok. I like putting garlic and pepper in with the butter on my grilled cheeses. Sauces are probably fine. Putting ketchup on it sounds disgusting, but I will reluctantly concede that it is still indeed a grilled cheese sandwich.
May 18, 2017
I loved this recipe! It was so easy and tasty.
May 19, 2017
Thank you for reaching out and commenting, Bryn! )
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