Grown up Grilled Cheese

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

From the "Friends" cookbook, "Cooking with Friends".

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced thin (Monica would never use anything but fresh mozzarella packed in water)
  • 1 large tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 4 slices large sourdough bread or 4 slices crusty peasant bread
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 cup whole fresh basil leaf
  • 14 cup olive oil


  1. Layer the cheese and tomato over 2 slices of bread.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and top each with a few basil leaves.
  3. Cover with the remaining slices of bread to make sandwiches.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add the sandwiches and cook, pressing down on them with a spatula until the bottoms are golden brown.
  6. Flip the sandwich and add the remaining 2 tbsp oil.
  7. Continue cooking, occasionally pressing down on sandwiches with spatula until the other side is golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  8. Remove from pan and enjoy.


Most Helpful

Just goes to show you that something so simple can be so good. I made this using bread made with my Multigrain Yeast Bread #107864. Fabulous!

PaulaG January 22, 2005

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