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Old 11-19-13, 07:12 PM   #1
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Best way to make Grilled Cheese?

I must admit, a grilled cheese sandwich hits the spot sometimes. What are some of the best ways to make it?
Types of cheese, with tomato or without, etc?

The cold weather is setting in in New England, so I await some answers.
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Old 11-19-13, 07:15 PM   #2
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The most critical thing is getting the pan temp correct so that the cheese melts but the bread and butter don't burn.

I'm a purist. Bread, butter and cheese is all you need.
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Old 11-19-13, 07:18 PM   #3
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The most critical thing is getting the pan temp correct so that the cheese melts but the bread and butter don't burn.
This.

I always put tomato on mine.
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Old 11-19-13, 07:24 PM   #4
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Jalapenős are a must. Bacon is wondrous. Both of them and I purr.
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i like a george forman gril 2 make mine
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Oh yes, the cheese has to be the plastic wrapped slices. No quality, VSOP, organic, free range slices carved from cave-aged cheddar either. I'm flexible about the bread chosen for the art that is known as grilled cheese. I've enjoyed sour dough slices, thick slices of Italian loaf, challah bread but I've enjoyed grillies made from a couple of slices of foam from a bag of Wonder Bread. I would stress that 12 grain sliced bread with bits of nuts and seeds would overwhelm the grillie happiness of a grilled cheese.
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I forgot to mention my fav grilled cheese: slices of pannetone stuffed with cheese and bacon, the whole thing enrobed in beaten eggs and fried in butter until it is golden and the cheese melted.

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Butter, you have to use Butter, none of that fake stuff even if they say you can't tell the difference.
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Sourdough or rye, velveta because of how it melts, butter, and mayo because this is The South.
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heavy on the butter, kraft American Cheese, and a hot cast iron skillet.
Served with piping hot cream of tomato soup.
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Oh, Puh-Leeze!

Get over the 'South'

I use all kinda cheese, bread. The skillet and butter is real important, mayo uh, huh.

Pickles are the foundation.
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I usually use rye and pepperjack, or some other cheese and then supplement with hot or sweet peppers. Part of the fun is using what's around, and I'm wondering if maybe the conchitas I bought yesterday
( http://toxobread.wordpress.com/2009/...haped-topping/ ) might be a good experiment.
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You poor Americans... No McLarens cheese.

Spread it on the bread instead of butter and fry cheese side down, use an old cheddar inside. Bacon added is more better. :**
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You poor Americans... No McLarens cheese.

Spread it on the bread instead of butter and fry cheese side down, use an old cheddar inside. Bacon added is more better. :**
You poor Canadians...No real bacon.
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Am I the only one that likes onion on there?
I start with 12 grain 'bird seed " bread, shredded mozzarella, onion, butter or Becel on the outside.
Tomato or mushroom soup for a complete lunch.
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-sundried tomatoes in a blender
-grilled peppers in a blender
-moutarde de dijon
-very old cheddar
-parmesan
-some olive oil
-pickles
-fried organic eggs (no oil) with some herbes de provence and BBQ spices
-fried onions (no oil)
-roasted garlic
-whole grains bread
(optional) : peanut butter or bacon


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you bake up a chicken patty:


and put it in the middle of white bread,buttered, plus cheddar cheese from the deli, then cook the grilled cheese with the chicken patty inside it.

holy balls its delicious. terrible for you, but delicious.
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Am I the only one that likes onion on there?
I start with 12 grain 'bird seed " bread, shredded mozzarella, onion, butter or Becel on the outside.
Tomato or mushroom soup for a complete lunch.
Not at all. Big slice of onion is awesome!
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The most critical thing is getting the pan temp correct so that the cheese melts but the bread and butter don't burn.

I'm a purist. Bread, butter and cheese is all you need.
+1. We leave our butter on the counter too so it's soft enough you can slather the bread, pre-grilling, w/o tearing up the bread with rigid butter.
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Not at all. Big slice of onion is awesome!
I'll caramelize the onions in a separate pan and add them with dijon mustard to the pre-grill build.

Tomatoes and pickles are both very good. It stuns me that I'd never thought to add bacon, but I'm on it!

Someone grilled me a peanut butter sandwich just a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't nearly as bad as it sounded to me initially, but once was enough.
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