Grilled cheese sandwiches are a classic comfort food that many people enjoy. While the ingredients for a grilled cheese sandwich are simple, such as bread, cheese, and butter, the type of bread used can make a significant difference in the overall taste and texture of the sandwich. Sourdough bread, in particular, can take a grilled cheese sandwich to the next level. Vary the cheese and add a little meat to take it over the top.
GRILLED CHEESE BASICS
Before you start:
- Lightly coat two slices of bread on one side with unsalted butter.
- Gather cheese and any other ingredients to be placed inside.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low to medium heat.
- Place one slice, butter side down in the skillet. Immediatelyu build the sandwich: cheese, any other fillings, cheese, bread slice with butter side facing up.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes, checking the bottom for desired browning. Turn the sandwich over and cook until browned.
- Cool slightly before serving.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Classic Cheddar
Nothing fancy here… just really good, sharp cheddar on tangy sourdough. This might be the most perfect comfort food.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Gruyère, Ham, and Thyme
The creaminess of the Gruyère with the ham and texture of the bread is just fantastic. We recommend finding old-fashioned, slow-cooked ham versus the common pressed meat. The center of this sandwich is loaded with fresh thyme leaves. Adjust the amount to suit your taste.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Gouda and Salami
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