Prep 2 mins
Cook 6 mins
The mayonnaise in place of the butter makes the bread toast evenly and gives a similar yet different crispiness. This is how they made it on the grill at a diner I used to frequent, the kind where the grill is behind the counter and you can watch. CAUTION: using low fat or no fat mayo or even miracle whip will change the outcome of the final product, the first 2 contain water and the second sugar that does not act in the same manor as an oil or fat sub.
- Heat a small skillet to medium.
- Using a butter knife, spread half of mayonnaise onto one slice of the bread, place mayo side down in the skillet.
- Top with cheese.
- Spread remaining mayonnaise onto second slice of bread and place mayonnaise side up on top of cheese.
- Cook 3 minutes, or until bread is toasty brown, turn and repeat.
- Note: Miracle Whip does not work for this, as the sugar in it tends to burn.
Who would have thought that such a simple idea would produce the prettiest, golden pieces of grilled cheese? So easy and tastes great! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. I've also added bacon and egg for a grilled bacon, egg & cheese sandwich. Yummy!
This is perfect if you don't have any butter in the house. The mayo is easily spreadable and browns nicely. I still prefer the flavor of butter, but mayo is just as rich.
Authentic. We made this tonight as a quick supper. We subbed in cheddar cheese because family members prefer it to American. Made as written otherwise. The mayo does a nice job. They do come out diner style. Thanks for posting Dawnab.Enjoy! ChefDLH