Monday, August 19, 2013

The 70's Grilled Cheese Classic

I'm not a huge advocate of processed foods, but every now and then we all need some "grade-school" comfort, ie Mac 'N Cheese, Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oreos & Milk, or a Grilled Cheese sandwich.

Interestingly enough, and despite having only 3 ingredients, the grilled cheese sandwich remains one of the simplest sandwiches people botch--don't ruin yours!


Key is having all the ingredients prepped and ready--mise en place--and MEDIUM heat for the skillet.

Equipment
Non-stick skillet
Spatula
Knife for spreading

Ingredients:
Softened Butter (spreadable)
White Bread
Kraft 2% American Cheese

Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Decide # of sandwiches.
3. Soften butter.


4. Spread one side of all bread slices.


5. Unwrap 2 slices of cheese per sandwich.
6. Only now turn the burner to MED
7. Melt 1 tsp of butter. 
8. Place buttered side of bread onto skillet



9. Layer 2 cheese slices (and ham if desired) and place 2nd slice of bread on top with buttered side facing up.



10. Gently check underside with spatula 11. Turn sandwich when golden brown.


12. Remove sandwich when 2nd side is golden. 
13. Wipe the skillet clean between each set of sandwiches, and repeat.