Originally Posted by Caslon
I have trouble getting a real crisp to the other side of my grill cheese sandwiches. I just use regular white bread.
The way I do it now is...
I put a slice of bread on the skillet (lightly buttered) without adding the cheese slices which traps in moisture which hinders the bread from getting nice and crispy. I start off with not too hot a pan as to let it crisp up slowly to a nice crispiness. I then add the cheese slices, the other half of bread and flip it. However, the other side when cooking doesn't get as crispy as the first side, again probably due to the moisture content of common store bread.
Don't gourmet grilled cheeze places use a bread with a less moisture content?
I think you will get much better results if you use a different
bread...unless White Bread is your favorite. In order to get the
bread to "brown-up" and get crispy, it's very important to cook
them on Medium-High heat (about 350°) butter the bread
normally and put the Cheese on it right away
and then put the
other slice of buttered bread on top, right away.
By doing it this way the Cheese will melt better...or you can try
the "Double Grilled" Grilled Cheese Sandwich; as seen in the
I mixed some Olive Oil into the Butter to make it a tiny bit more
healthy. Click on each picture to see it FULL size.
Next I buttered two slices of Sourdough Bread like normal..
this is the sandwich on the left..the slices of bread on the right
have been buttered on both sides...to make the "Double Grilled"
Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
As you can see, the regular Grilled Cheese is on the left, and I
have placed the Cheese on it as soon as the bread was put in the
skillet and put the top slice of bread on as well.
...the sandwich on the right has both sides of the bread
Next...I have flipped the two slices of bread on the right side
and will put the Cheese on the Grilled side of the bread now.
Next...I have placed the Cheese and the top on the "Double
Grilled" Grilled Cheese sandwich.
Next...I have flipped over the regular Grilled Cheese sandwich
on the left...look at how crispy the bread is.
Next...Here I have flipped over the "Double Grilled" Grilled
Cheese sandwich on the right.
see the next post for the final pics.