Grilled Cheese

All right, this is a grilled cheese sandwich, not a gourmet meal. Still, there is an art to making a perfect sandwich.

Servings and Times

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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Alternate Preparations: Prosciutto Grilled Cheese, Veggie Grilled Cheese


Before putting together the sandwich, we heat a frying pan over medium heat. This should not be a non-stick pan, which should never be heated without oil or butter (the surface may emit some unwanted fumes).

The most important thing to remember when cooking grilled cheese is to keep the cheese off the frying pan. We place two and a half slices of cheese on a slice of bread. We break off any cheese that extends over the edges of the bread and place them in the center of the sandwich, distributing the cheese as evenly as possible.

We place the other slice of bread on top of the cheese. On top of the bread, we place two pats of butter. We make the butter thin slivers for lighter fare, a little thicker for a superb sandwich. We cook for about a minute per side, a little longer if not golden brown.

After removing from the frying pan, we let it sit for a half a minute prior to eating (it’s hot!).

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