How to Make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

By grace.g.yang ยท December 7, 2011
Under: My Life,Recipes

You’re probably thinking, wow, this is a lame post – who doesn’t know how to make grilled cheese? I’m not talking about Kraft singles grilled cheese in the toaster (although that always works in a pinch) – Ken and I made the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches on Saturday night. On Thursday, I had the Milk Truck’s grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup and a McClure’s spicy pickle that was absolutely amazing and after I told Ken about the lunch, he was in the mood for grilled cheese, too. On Friday night, he made a grilled cheese sandwich with a slice of muenster and the toaster (not exactly satisfying, especially since he thought the bread was moldy.) We went grocery shopping on Saturday and bought really good bread and white truffle bread from Whole Foods Swiss and Gruyere cheese from Trader Joe’s.

First, place sliced bread on a baking sheet that is lined with foil:


Next, spread the white truffle butter on EVERY slice of bread (this is not a healthy sandwich):


Place the shredded cheese on every slice of bread until it’s uncomfortably high:


Put the baking sheet in the oven and switch the setting to broiler. Ours were in the oven for around 7 minutes and one of the ends got a little burnt:


While the slices of bread are in the oven, heat up a skillet on medium heat and melt lots of butter. After you take out the bread, the cheese and butter should be melted. You can spruce up the grilled cheese now (we added cherry jam to one of the grilled cheeses):


Next, put the sandwiches together and place them on the buttered skillet:


Turn over after the bread is browned. Our sandwiches:


Another shot:


We also heated up tomato soup, cut up some fresh pineapple and opened a bottle of wine to enjoy with our grilled cheese:


It was SO delicious! The best part: we were able to make seconds and continue to play with the different condiments we added to the grilled cheese (the second sandwich had more cheese, an egg over easy, and hot sauce!) Other recipe additions: caramelized onions, mustard, apricot jam, tomatoes, ham – the possibilities are endless and delicious!

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