Making Perfect Grilled Cheese

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated October 21, 2016)

For some reason, making perfect grilled cheese sandwiches is something that many people struggle with. It doesn't need to be all that difficult, though you do have to follow a somewhat specific recipe. Use the recipe here, and your friends and family will be begging for more.

  • 8 pieces of your favorite bread (white, wheat, sourdough, French, etc.)
  • 12 thin slices of your favorite cheese (cheddar, American, provolone, gouda, etc.)
  • 8 tablespoons of butter

Recipe:

  1. Heat up skillet or griddle. Whether you are using a griddle, or simply using a pan, you need to warm it up before you can begin cooking. Turn the heat on to medium, and let it heat up while you finish preparing the sandwiches.
  2. Prepare cheese. If you have not already done so, now is when you should begin slicing the cheese you will use. While it may be somewhat traditional to use a cheese like Cheddar, you can use your favorite cheese, or even multiple types. For example, you could use Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and gouda, for an unique taste that you will enjoy. Whatever type you use, make sure that you cut the slices nice and thin. Set the slices off to the side.
  3. Prepare bread. Choose your favorite type of bread, and get it ready for cooking. It really doesn't matter (other than personal taste and preference) what type of bread you end up using, just make sure that you butter one side of it quite well. Repeat the process with all of the slices of bread, and set each one (unbuttered side down) on a plate.
  4. Put it together. Place the buttered side of a slice of bread down on the heated skillet or griddle. On top of that layer three thin slices of cheese as evenly as possible. Place another slice of buttered bread (buttered side up) on top of the cheese.
  5. Cook and cover. Cover the sandwich with a pot or pan lid (use a metal one only) to help concentrate the heat, and cook the sandwich. Be very careful when you do this, and check the sandwich at a minimum of every 60 seconds to avoid burning.
  6. Flip. When the bottom bread is a nice golden brown, flip it. Repeat the same cooking process that was described in step five, until the sandwich is completely cooked.

When you have finished cooking the grilled cheese sandwich, go ahead and remove it from the skillet or griddle. Cut the sandwich diagonally in half, and serve either by itself or with some tomato soup. Since the recipe as presented here is designed to make four sandwiches, repeat the steps four through six until all the sandwiches are done.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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