Intro: Grilled Cheese With a Twist
Sometimes, I like a little meat added to my grilled cheese, just for something different. If you do too, here's a little way to change up your grilled cheese! Bon appetite and happy eating!
Step 1: Step 1
As always when it comes to cooking, make sure you wash your hands really well with soap.
Also pictured are the ingredients you'll need.
Step 2: Step 2: Get the Pan Started
Choose a burner that's about the same size as your pan (smaller is okay, but don't choose one much bigger than the bottom of the pan). Using a burner that's too big results in using more head than necessary.
Step 3: Step 3: the Twist
This twist on grilled cheese includes hot dogs. If you're using a frozen hot dog, cook in the microwave for about a minute. If you're using one that's already thawed, about 30 seconds should be good enough.
If you are short on time or you're not a hot dog fan or something, you can skip the hot dog steps. If you do not want to add a hot dog but you do wish to add something else, feel free to add whatever you like.
Step 4: Step 4: Cooked Hot Dog
If you are adding hot dogs, cut the hot dogs up in to small pieces. Be careful, the hot dog will be pretty hot. Once you've done that, sit the plate off to the side. You can just use the plate that the hot dog was cooked on to save yourself from too many dirty dishes.
Step 5: Step 5: Bread and Butter
Butter one side of each slice of bread.
Step 6: Step 6: Checking for Heat
Caution: when doing this step, be careful not to get your hand too close to the pan, but get it close enough that you can tell if the pan is hot enough or not.
Step 7: Step 7: More Butter
To prevent your sandwich from sticking, add some butter to the pan and let it melt.
Do not let the butter sit in the pan for too long. You don't want to just be cooking butter (it's not a very satisfying entrée).
Step 8: Step 8: Put It All Together
Place one piece of bread with the buttered side down in the pan.
Step 9: Step 9: Say Cheese!
Add a slice of cheese.
You can put in as much as you like. If you're using hot dogs, it tends to work best if the sandwich only has two pieces of cheese total.
Step 10: Step 10: the Hot Dogs Are Back
If you are just making a standard grilled cheese with no extras, you can skip this step.
If you are using hot dogs, place them on top of the cheese. The pieces don't have to be perfectly lined up.
Step 11: Step 11: Say Cheese! (part 2)
Place another slice of cheese on top of the hot dogs.
Step 12: Step 12: the Last of the Bread and Butter
Place the remaining slice of buttered bread on top of everything else. Make sure the buttered side is facing up.
Step 13: Step 13: Flip
Let the sandwich cool for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (or however dark you like it).
If you're using hot dogs, flip carefully so that the sandwich stays together.
Step 14: Step 14: Flip Again
Let the other side cook about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (or however dark you like it).
Step 15: Step 15: Plate
Step 16: Step 16: Off With the Burner
Make sure you turn the burner you were using off!
Move the pan to a cool, unused burner.