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Apr 13

Learn How To Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

How To Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich (courtesy of StartCooking.com)

Welcome to StartCooking.com! I’m Kathy Maister. To make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll need 3 ingredients:

1st – Hearty White Bread

2nd – 2 Slices of American Cheese (the kind wrapped in plastic is perfect for this sandwich, and

3rd – 1 Tablespoon of Butter, which grills your sandwich to perfection!

(Ingredients and equipment list are at the end of this video.)

Spread the softened butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Lay one side of bread – butter side down – in a non-stick frying pan. Put 2 slices of cheese on the bread. Now, cover it with the other slice of bread, with the buttered side UP.

If you only have a block of cheese, be sure to slice it thin with a knife, or even a vegetable peeler. But, a cheese slicer works best. To use a cheese slicer like this, just scrape it across the top of a block of cheese. Wire slicers can be scraped across the top, or used in a downward motion to make perfect slices. 2 ounces of cheese is just the right amount of cheese. You may be tempted to use a lot more, but don’t! Too much cheese oozes out as it melts. All that extra cheese ends up at the bottom of your plate, or dripping down your hand as you bite into your sandwich.

Turn the stove on medium heat, and place the pan on the stove. A grilled cheese sandwich needs to cook until it’s golden brown on the outside. This requires peeking occasionally with a spatula! After about 2 to 3 minutes, it should be ready to flip. The 2nd side will take a lot less time to turn golden brown, because the pan is already heated up. Lift the sandwich out of the pan with the spatula, and set it on a cutting board.

Normally, you would cut bread with a sawing motion and a bread knife. If you did that to a grilled cheese sandwich, it would slide apart. Instead, use a large kitchen knife, and with one swift, downward motion – slice through the sandwich!

You can add extra bits to your grilled cheese sandwich if you want…sliced tomato or crispy bacon…or tuna salad. Or, how about some rye bread with swiss cheese, sliced ham and mustard? Carrots and celery sticks are great to serve on the side, but potato chips are even better! Enjoy!

For the Ingredients, you will need:

2 Slices of Bread
2 Slices of Cheese
1 Tablespoon of Butter

For the Equipment, you will need:
Butter Knife
Frying Pan
Cutting Board
Kitchen Knife


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