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Old 03-06-2008, 11:05 AM   #31
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I just made some grilled cheese, with thin slices of my artisan bread, 2 slices of asagio cheese and slice of sweet onion. I put butter in the pan, melt it, put the sandwich in it til browned on one side , flip it over, continue to cook til cheese melts.. was so good !

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:54 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
Grilled Cheese My Way...

Two pieces of bread, Cheese in the middle, Butter the outside of both pieces of bread. Cook on a medium hot griddle, turning several times until brown as you like. A slight mash with a spaula here and there is permissible.

Enjoy! (With a dill pickle)
That's how we make ours, too, Uncle Bob. (And at my house, mashing is required!) I didn't know there was any other way.

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #33
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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 ;)

ya Gotta love Cheat-Mode!
Actually, some toaster-ovens turn off automatically when the door is left open.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:32 PM   #34
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Oh, for grilled cheese(grilled on a flat top, skillet etc). Try using hot pepper cheese.... it's pretty tasty!
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:37 PM   #35
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I make cheese bread in the toaster oven this way. Butter one side of the bread. On the buttered side, place your cheese slice (I found swiss to be flavorful and easy melting) add any other condiments before placing cheese (seasoned salt, garlic powder, mayo, mustard are a few choices not all together though!). Place on rack in toaster oven at 375 degrees. I stay and watch so it doesn't get overdone. I've never timed it. When cheese is mostly melted, switch to broiler for a short time to crisp up the top. Remove and enjoy!

However, a grilled cheese sandwich is made Uncle Bob's way. I got this recipe for Ultimate Grilled Cheese from Taste of Home I think. We use it alot.

1 8-oz pkg cream cheese
1-1/2 cup mayo
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp seasoned salt

Mix cream cheese and mayo until smooth, add remaining ingredients. Spread between 2 slices of buttered bread butter side out and grill on hot skillet/griddle until golden brown.

I've been known to sub swiss for the mozzarella and also have subbed a cheddar jack mix. I tend to cut the mayo back to 1 cup and sometimes cut back the garlic powder depending on what I'm serving with them. My guys love this! It would be good with NY times bread! I tend to use sourdough.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by usmcvmaq1 View Post
Im using a toaster oven and preheating it to 400 degrees on bake. Put the two seperate slices of bread in with a slice of cheese on each, and let them bake until the cheese melts...problem is, the cheese doesnt melt. It melts on the bottom slightly, but on top it puffs up and turns brown. Any way to make the entire slice melt?
Uncle Bob describes how a TRUE grilled cheese sandwich is made. It needs to be grilled on a griddle or in a frying pan to be a real grilled cheese sandwich.

That said, if you want to do it in the toaster oven, do it just like you have been, only put the setting on TOAST, not BAKE, and push the toaster button. Then the top heating element will melt the cheese and the bottom element will toast the bottom side of the bread. Once that's done, either eat the two pieces open faced, or put the two cheese side halves together to form a sandwich, and slap some butter on one, or both, sides.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:05 AM   #37
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I've never used the broiler at all because I always did my GC in a pan, with butter, on the stove top. As for the cheese i always use velveeta sometimes with a little sharp cheddar I did try all cheddar once but it doesnt melt that well
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:28 AM   #38
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I have never made grilled cheese other than on the stovetop. Here is the method I currently use:
  • Butter both sides of the bread
  • Grill all of the bread on one side
  • Assemble the sandwiches with the grilled side in
  • Grill the sandwiches on both sides
And why would you want to mash your grilled cheese?
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:12 AM   #39
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And why would you want to mash your grilled cheese?
Try it once and you will know. It changes the texture of the bread. I bet if you try it once you will be doing it more often.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:43 AM   #40
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Everyone always tells me I make the best grilled cheese sandwiches, and I always thought there was nothing to it.
Butter bread on one side and lay buttered side down in a SKILLET. Lay on cheese. Turn skillet on med/high. Butter other piece of bread on one side and lay on top of cheese, buttered side up.
When bottom is toasted, flip sandwich and reduce heat to medium.
When that side is toasted, remove from skillet and serve.

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