Your Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

"Another Basic. This is great served with soup, and easy to make variations on. You can use different kinds of cheese, or bread, possibly even add a few veggies."
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  • Preheat the skillet.
  • Coat each side of bread with butter, inside and out.
  • Place pieces of cheese in the middle.
  • Cook on a low heat until bread is toasty and cheese is melted, flipping often.
  • The secret to this is cooking over a low heat, and flipping the sandwich often.

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  1. Ah-hah! So THIS is how you make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Step #5, low heat and frequent turn, was a revelation.<br/><br/>Before finding these instructions, I cooked grilled cheese sandwiches on medium-high, but this method resulted in the best we have ever had. Not just homemade, not just in a diner, but ever!<br/><br/>Followed the instructions exactly, except added some thinly sliced fresh tomatoes. Used Italian bread.<br/><br/>Thank you Little Old Me!
  2. The slow-cooking / low-heat method works great (though it takes a very long time)! My husband says this is the best I've ever made. I usually place cheese on both sides of the bread and pop it in the broiler for 1 min, then toss it in the pan for 1 min per side on med-high heat. It's done from start to finish in about 5 min, but the consistency of the cheese isn't as good as this. :) Thanks.
  3. Served with Recipe #326015... dip the sandwich into the soup....mmmm
  4. Brings back childhood memories - just like I had as a kid. Thanks Little Old Me. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
  5. This is exactly how I make mine we had these for dinner tonight. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Lisa


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