The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

So many people are trying to jazz up their grilled cheese recipes these days – and while I’m not hating it – I can’t resist a good old-fashioned grilled cheese. I like using sourdough bread for mine because I feel it gives the perfect amount of crunch. The use of American cheese pays homage to my Kraft singles days, while the Cheddar spruces things up a bit. Don’t shy away from the mayonnaise either, I promise it’ll taste like a regular grilled cheese, with just an extra hint of flavor and a lot more texture.  

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  mayonnaise
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • slices sourdough bread
  • 1  Ounce  sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1  Ounce  shredded American cheese

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and butter together. Spread the butter-mayonnaise mixture evenly on one side of each slice of bread. In another small bowl, combine the cheeses. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium high and place one slice of bread, butter-mayonnaise side down, into the skillet and top with the cheeses and the other slice of bread, butter-mayonnaise side up. Cover and cook for 2-4 minutes, until the underside of the sandwich is golden brown, and then flip. Press with a spatula to compress the sandwich, cover, and cook for 3-4 more minutes until the other side of the sandwich is golden brown as well. Press once more with the spatula, flip and cook for 1 more minute, then remove from pan. Let the sandwich cool for five minutes, then serve.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
52µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
212mg
21%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
318mg
45%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
743mg
50%
Water
30g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grilled Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Grilled Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.