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Old 05-23-2008, 11:50 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Constance View Post
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.

That's it.
...and all God's people in Cleveland, Ohio said....AMEN! I'm at least the third generation in my family doing it this way. Never knew it to be made any other way, but it's not one of those things you get served when invited to a dinner (or supper) party. Of course, I don't think I've ever made one for me or the kids without a dill pickle and a bowl of Campbell's tomato soup, and I order it that way when in a Mom & Pop restaurant on a cold Winter day. It's always interesting to see how others do it.


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Old 05-23-2008, 12:56 PM   #42
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and all God's people in Cleveland, Ohio said....AMEN!
Joe, I grew up in Chesterland and that's the way we always made ours but my MIL does hers different. She heats up the pan, rubs a stick of butter around on the pan just bug enough for a bread slice and the puts the sandwich down. It's just like spraying the pan lightly with oil then toasting the bread on it. Very dry. Hubby likes my way better!

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Old 05-25-2008, 05:32 PM   #43
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we make ours like constance ...
but we really like wheat bread for grilled cheese ..
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:18 PM   #44
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I put the sandwich in my oven on the silpat. It cooks everything evenly. I rarely use my toaster.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:38 PM   #45
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Last week I made N.Y. Times bread and added a whole head of roasted garlic and a boatload of chopped fresh rosemary to the dough. Delish.

Now, try this on for size. I sliced a bunch of it to make grilled cheese. Used "real" butter to butter the outsides, then drizzled a little honey on the inside surfaces, added sliced Havarti, shredded fresh basil and thinly sliced tomato. Omigosh! Soooo good.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:06 PM   #46
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Grilled cheese a la good eats: Heat butter in pan, spread spicy mustard on one slice bread, place in pan mustard side up. Add cheddar cheese and another slice of bread w/ mustard side down.

Turn over when golden brown & grill to your liking.

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Old 05-25-2008, 07:21 PM   #47
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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 sounds like my recipe. lol for a different take, put some lunch meat on before u cook.

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Old 05-26-2008, 11:40 AM   #48
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Or, you could go out and buy a panini press.

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Old 05-26-2008, 02:16 PM   #49
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That's not a panini press.

That's a sandwich maker. I use one for my grilled cheese (grilled ham and cheese, among others) sandwiches.

This is a panini press, which is sorta like a 2 sided grill that squashes (gently in most cases) your sandwich.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:19 PM   #50
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I'd like to get a panini press but I really dont have the room in my kitchen for one-its really not a matter of price

I watched a Good Eats show where Alton Macguyvered himself a panini press with a skillet and a firebrick wrapped in foil & pre heated, just place on top of desired sandwhich

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