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Old 03-01-2008, 08:14 PM   #21
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Welcome to DC!! The OP wrote of toasted cheese, not toasted cheese sandwiches which is different. He/she didn't mention sandwiching the bread slices together. Apart from the heat issue, certain cheeses don't grill well and all they do is puff up and brown so you may wish to try a different cheese, one that is less processed perhaps.
I think the confusion lies with what the OP called the thread and then said they used a toaster oven to produce the end product, which was not named as grilled or toasted cheese. So, until our OP clarifies, we're just having to guess either way. Plus, sandwich is in the eye of the beholder. One of my favorites is an open-faced roast beef. The poster could, in effect, call their creation an open-faced cheese sandwich.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #22
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Welcome to DC!! The OP wrote of toasted cheese, not toasted cheese sandwiches which is different. He/she didn't mention sandwiching the bread slices together. Apart from the heat issue, certain cheeses don't grill well and all they do is puff up and brown so you may wish to try a different cheese, one that is less processed perhaps.
Bilby you are absolutely correct...When I saw "Grilled Cheese" I automatically thought Grilled Cheese Sandwich...Cheese between two pieces of bread and grilled on a griddle, not cheese on top of two entirely different slices of bread (What I call Cheese Toast at my house) YT was correct in pointing out the problem by saying the oven was way to hot!!!! I aplogize for my part in misunderstanding the OP's delimma. However, how would we have ever known GB's recipe for his World Famous/Blue Ribbon Grilled Cheese sandwich!



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Old 03-01-2008, 08:18 PM   #23
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How indeed Uncle Bob!! LOL

I guess where I come from, grilled cheese is cheese grilled on toast, not a toasted cheese sandwich. But as Katie E said, until the OP comes back, if he does (!), we have three pages of debates!! LOL
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:27 PM   #24
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Just another example of the same words having different meanings depending on location, customs, family traditions etc. I mean everybody knows that the meal you eat at night around 5 or 6 o'clock is "Supper", but some folks still insist it is "Dinner"
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:39 PM   #25
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Good one Uncle Bob!!! I'll think of you when I have my DINNER tonight!!! ;-)
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:59 AM   #26
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Speaking of homonyms, I remember reading an anecdote in Scouting back when I used to be involved where some uninitiated Scouts were given the task of making grilled cheese sandwiches. Much to the surprise of the storyteller, he found them dropping a slice of American cheese on the hot griddle, immediately scooping it up, and placing it on bread. Thinking more on the subject, a saganki sandwich on grilled bread might just be as awesome as I'm thinking it would be.

I don't think I've ever tried the cheese toast-style "grilled cheese" but I do like the sandwiches commonly called the same! I use Uncle Bob's method mostly but without smooshing. I tend to use shredded cheese and mix two parts co-jack with one part mozzarella. Sometimes I'll slip some mild banana pepper rings in the middle too!

Also quesadillas are a nice grilled cheese sandwich-esque food. A little oil on the comal, a couple tortillas, some cheese...the rest writes itself!

EDIT: As an added bit of coincidence, I opened this thread right in the middle of an episode of Penn and Teller: B.s.! on signs from a supernatural, postmortem location or state. Sure enough, they were talking with the lady who had the grilled cheese sandwich supposedly emblazoned with the image of Mary of Nazareth! It was almost like a sign from my laptop!
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:28 AM   #27
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I expect since she said about it going Brown and bubbled that these are the Open-Top sort.
it Also depends on the Cheese too!
the "slices" such as Kraft are notorious for having that effect, try using Real cheese instead ;)
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:00 AM   #28
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Whoa you guys don't mess around on this site, hehe. Yeah I guess I should not have used the term "grilled" cheese when what I'm doing is putting in the toaster oven. I understand the best way is to use a griddle or frying pan whatever, but for reasons that are best left unsaid (), I need to use the toaster oven.

From what I have been reading I will see what happens when I lower the temp and maybe butter the bread as well, see if the cheese melts rather than puffs up. Thanks!

BTW my toaster oven does have a broil function, should I make use of that moreso than bake for this?
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Just another example of the same words having different meanings depending on location, customs, family traditions etc. I mean everybody knows that the meal you eat at night around 5 or 6 o'clock is "Supper", but some folks still insist it is "Dinner"
I use supper and dinner interchangeably , when I call my hubby to come to the table to eat, I say: Supper's ready! or Dinner's ready ! hmm when I think about it.. when I make something really special , it is dinner, when it is just a simple meal it is supper , to me anyway.
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actually, even if it Didn`t have that function, or wasn`t capable of being turned down any lower, nothing stopping you leaving the door open a little ;)

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