Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is really a simple recipe. As a kid I was obsessed with ketchup. I never let anyone else make my grilled cheeses because I was convinced they couldn't master this technique... it's really nothing special but it just tastes better than dipping the sandwich in the ketchup. I'm not sure if it will work as well using real cheese, I always made it with Kraft or Velveeta... so just a warning :)
- 2 slices bread, your favorite kind
- 2 slices processed American cheese (Kraft, Velveeta, etc)
- 2 -3 tablespoons ketchup (I eyeball it, but I'm liberal about it)
- butter or margarine
- Heat skillet/frying pan over low-medium heat.
- Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place cheese between unbuttered sides of the bread.
- Grill sandwich on each side, flipping when the butter on the edges of the top slice begins to melt. Make sure cheese is nice and melty.
- As soon as the grilled cheese is done, move to a plate and partially lift up the top slice of bread (keep the corner of the sandwich "attached"). Cheese should be very very melted and almost runny still.
- Very quickly (before cheese hardens) squirt ketchup in between the two slices of bread, as evenly as possible.
- Replace top slice of bread. Enjoy over a plate, as ketchup will probably seep out :).
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a favorite of mine and I grew up eating them dipped in ketchup. I never would have thought of putting it IN the sandwich so I gave this recipe a try. I absolutely loved it! I used sliced Tillamook cheddar and added quite a few dashes of Tabasco on top of the ketchup. It was perfect and better than my method. :) Thanks for sharing this great recipe, vitalev. **Made for Spring PAC 2008**