Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

There’s something magical about a perfectly grilled cheese sandwich that can instantly whisk even the most curmudgeonly of eaters back to his or her childhood.


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Serves:

4 Servings

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 slice
firm-textured sandwich bread
mayonnaise, optional
mustard, optional
1/2 lb
(8 ounces) cheddar cheese, mild, medium or sharp, grated
3 to 4 Tbsp
butter, softened

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spread bread slices with a thin layer of mayonnaise and/or mustard. Evenly divide the grated cheddar over four slices of the bread. Top with remaining four slices.
2
Heat half of the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches in skillet. Spread remaining butter over top slices of bread. Cover skillet. Cook about 3 minutes, until underside is golden brown. Carefully flip sandwiches with spatula and continue cooking, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is melted and underside is browned. Serve immediately.
3
TIP:
Using 2 to 3 ounces of processed cheese to replace part of the cheddar imparts a creamy, silky sandwich. Processed cheese was traditionally used in grilled cheese sandwiches.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American