Introduction: Really Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
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.
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!
Step 1: Prep
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'
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
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.
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