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Old 09-18-2008, 05:49 AM   #21
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Oh i'm so confused! In the UK we do 'toasties' or we might do cheese on toast or Welsh Rarebit. A grill in the UK is like a small oven with a heat source across the top (gas or electric) and wire rack you put underneath with the food on. The heat is more intense than a regular oven and will brown or cook one side at a time. We use it for things like bacon, sausages or toast.
but a common snack here is cheese on toast: lightly toast a piece of bread. pile on grated or slices of cheese and shove under the grill until it melts. a variation is to mix grated cheese with a beaten egg and and maybe a splash of worcester source then put that under the grill to cook and bubble (that Welsh Rarebit i think).

a toastie can be made in a number of ways and can have a variety of fillings, although cheese is most common and normally the main ingredient. One way of making them is to put cheese (plus other ingredients) between two slices of bread and then put under the grill and flip to cook both sides. The other method uses a toasty maker, which is two hot plates, normally corrugated and with a rim that you put the sandwich between and press together to cook. The rim seels the sandwich so you get a toasted cheesy pocket. It is common to butter the outside of the sandwich.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:55 AM   #22
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ROFL! I can see why you are confused!!!

"grilled" cheese here has almost NOTHING to do with what it is cooked on! I don't put mine on a grill (usually a piece of equipment for cooking outdoors that has a metal rack with a heat source under it). Think "fried". Cover your bread in butter on one side. Stack some cheese (any kind) in the middle and toss the other butter covered piece on top. Walk away and come back and hope it isn't charcoled. ROFL! Then flip. Your bread is somewhere between toasty and crunchy and your cheese is ooey gooey.

We had grilled cheese last night with potato soup!!! Oh, so my favorite. I'm glad there were left overs because I want more soup with my grilled cheese!!!
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Sophie, I think grilled cheese comes from the grill they use at places that sell sandwiches and hamburgers. It's just a flat hot square that they cook the burgers and grilled cheese on and they might put a weight on the top. Grilling a grilled cheese at home might mean putting it in a skillet over a cooktop or what you describe with two hot plates coming together over the sandwich. Well, I tried to explain it simply, but I think I failed. LOL
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When my friend from Canada stayed over he made me a grilled cheese sandwhich of the type you guys are familiar with and i have to admit it was delicious! .. i think it was the melted butter.

The toasty (or is it toastie? it is a controversial spelling, particularly in the pub after a couple of pints when you want somthing to eat and the menu has spelled it differently than how you do!) machine i was describing is specially designed for toasted sandwiches and is hinged. like this

BTW, what is a skillet? i get the feeling it might be a frying pan.
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hmm... I think my next family get together will be grilled cheese and tomato soup. I'll have a buffet of bread and cheese and extra stuff set up; it'll be "make your own" style.
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BTW, what is a skillet? i get the feeling it might be a frying pan.
You are correct. It's a frying pan.
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usually a small frying pan. at least in my house. rofl
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When I make grilled cheese I put sharp cheddar and a little mustard between 2 slices of bread, any kind but sour dough is great. Then I lightly butter the outside of the bread (none inside) and then cook in the pan or sandwich maker. Love grilled cheese, anything with cheese really.
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If there is tomato in it, then it is a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. No tomato? Grilled cheese sandwhich. Tuna fish? Tuna melt. I put butter in the pan, let it melt, then out sandwhich on top, them squish it with a spatula. Let it get all brown, flip, squish, brown, eat. mmmmmm I'm hungry.
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The toasty (or is it toastie? it is a controversial spelling, particularly in the pub after a couple of pints when you want somthing to eat and the menu has spelled it differently than how you do!) machine i was describing is specially designed for toasted sandwiches and is hinged. like this
Yes, we have those and they can also make Belgium waffles, correct?
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