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Really Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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These are actually cooked on the grill. It's been my experience that many people have never cooked hot cheese sandwiches this way. They are tasty, easy, and fast.

You need:
Bread
Sliced Cheese -- use a variety of cheeses to spice these up: pepper jack, colby, cheddar, etc.
Slippery Condiment* -- use butter, margarine, or mayonnaise. This must be the "full fat" version. Margarine or mayo that is "light" will not release from the grill easily.

*Flavor your spread if you'd like. Garlic, dill, or smoke flavoring stirred in it makes it even better!
 
 
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Step 1: Prep

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Get the grill going. Medium heat is perfectly sufficient for this.

Spread your butter/margarine/mayo on the outsides of your bread. I stack them in pairs with the spread on the inside until I'm ready to put it on the grill.

Step 2: Cheesin'

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Distribute on your cheese(s) however you'd like them. Don't be afraid to mix them up. That's the joy of grilled cheese!

Step 3: Cook

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Place the cheesed bread and the non-cheesed bread on the grill side-by-side, butter side down.
Close the lid. Give it a minute or two--the time all depends on your grill. The cheese should start to melt a bit. Check the non-cheesed bread slices. When it starts to get toasty looking, put it on top of the cheesed piece. Give it a little pat with your spatula to adhere the cheese to the plain bread. Check the bottom bread to make sure it's done, then use a spatula to remove it from the grill.

That's it!
howiedowie3 years ago
Oh noo, must not drool , must not drool:)))Great idea, gotta try it!
noahh3 years ago
I like to make grilled cheese in a waffle iron. It gunks up the waffle iron, but it's fantastic. The bread and cheese merge into a flat waffle-shaped hunk of awesomeness.
starshipminivan (author)  noahh3 years ago
You should make an Instructable about that. I'll bet my kids would love it!
Good idea. I'll try to get to work on that soon.
dermord4 years ago
i´m hungry now! thank you very much!!
If your hungry, then make a sandwich ;)
KNEXFRANTIC4 years ago
is that necisareri because if so i think i know the difrence between chese and toast and grilled chese
starshipminivan (author)  KNEXFRANTIC4 years ago
If you read all of the steps you'll see that the buttered side actually ends up on the grill. This method of stacking the bread pieces with the butter between them is to keep them in neat piles prior to putting them on the grill and to keep butter on one side of the bread.
ok just if your wondering cheese on toast is a individual slice of plain toasted bread toped with melted cheese some times the cheese comes with wotecer souce
PJPEEJ4 years ago
 Now you made me hungry!!!

lol :)
ItsYourDime4 years ago
I can't believe I've never thought to do this. I love making pepperjack grilled cheese with heated marinara for a dipping sauce! I can almost taste the grilled flavor with it now...
mmmmmmm.....grilled food
lemonie5 years ago
They look tasty, I like the grilled sandwich (as you show in pic 1) mmm!
One question: what happens to mayonnaise when you grill it? I fried mayonnaise once - the oil separated out and the rest of it was unpleasently salty...

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starshipminivan (author)  lemonie5 years ago
We use mayo all of the time for this. I don't normally eat the "full fat" stuff, but I buy small jars of it just for grilling sandwiches. It does release oil but doesn't seem unnecessarily greasy. The reason I like mayo is because I can get away with a very thin layer of it--thinner than I can with butter or margarine--and it still doesn't stick. Perhaps the egg in mayo solidifies and doesn't let the oils penetrate the bread. Maybe the thickness of the mayo is the key. But if it doesn't work out for you, there are the other options.
Sounds like it works (I asked because I've never tried it) - thanks for the info' L
ironsmiter5 years ago
I like to keep the top off the grill, till the cheese just starts melting. then, slap on the top, and flip. by the time the bread finished toasting, the cheese is "just right". Now, I gotta go fire up the grill, in the middle of the night, to make a cheese sandwich. thanks.