Ahhh the grilled cheese, one of America's most iconic sandwiches. This is definitely one of my all time favorite comfort foods. Not only are they delicious, but they are simple to make and really versatile in what you can put in them. This isn't necessarily a recipe, but more along the lines of technique. Now you might be saying "ohh come on, it's a grilled cheese, what do you need to do?" But, there is definitely different ways to make them that lead to different out comes. So, here is how I make my grilled cheese:
- Acquire all the necessary ingredients, butter, bread, cheese.
- Lightly butter BOTH sides of the bread.
- Add the bread to a saute pan over medium heat (without cheese) and toast one side.
- Flip bread and add cheese to the toasted side, top with other slice of bread, toasted side down.
- Once both sides are golden brown and cheese is melted, remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes.
- Cut and serve.
The main thing I do differently then most other people I know is that I toast both sides of the bread before adding the cheese. This creates a surface for the cheese that way you get crunchy, chewy, butter bread, instead of kinda soggy. Then like most things in the food world, letting food rest after cooking is crucial. Letting a grilled cheese rest after cooking for a minute or two, lets the cheese solidify slightly, that way when you cut into it you don't lose all that goodness (Just like cutting into a steak to early). Give this technique a try and let me know what you think!