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Old 09-17-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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How Do You Make Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
I make mine with just buttered bread and 1-2 slices of American Cheese. Pretty basic, but I saw a great one the other day that also had ham and tomatoes on it. This got me to wondering how everyone else makes their grilled cheese sandwiches?
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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Usually just like you do, but I have put ham on it and it's good!
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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I like to use sharp cheddar on sourdough bread.
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I use whole grain bread, with "stuff" in it (seeds, nuts, etc)... I usually use 3 slices of cheese, we usually have sharp cheddar, provolone, swiss, and meunster in the house. Sometimes I add onion and stone ground mustard.
Sometimes I broil them open-faced, so the cheese gets crispy on top. yum
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Oh I wanted to make one today, but had no cheese! This is my favorite one.
Put a little olive oil in a heated cast iron skillet. Add 1 slice bread, top with 1 slice provolone, thinly sliced tomato and fresh basil leaves, a little salt and pepper , another slice provolone and top with another slice of bread. I put another cast iron skillet on top to press till golden, then turn over.
Variations have included, thinly sliced grilled eggplant or zuchinni, or a thin slice or 2 of genoa salami.
If I don' have fresh basil, dried basil or oregano is also really good.
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I am a purist. Grilled cheese sandwichs may have condiments such as horseradish or mayonaise; but adding tomato or ham or even onion makes it no longer a grilled cheese. it is then a grilled "whatever" (ham and cheese; cheese and tomato; onion and cheese).
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I make them with just cheese and butter on the bread. but if we have tomato then I add the tomato, it's also really good with grilled onions and tomato.
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It depends on my mood. A grilled cheese sandwich to me as a child was always white bread and cheese slices (processed cheese). I like to dip mine into Cambells tomato soup (always made with milk, not water).

Every now and again, I like to have a "real" grilled cheese, which I like to do on a fancier bread, like rye or flax. Then I like to cut slices of medium chedder right off the block. Takes longer to melt, but man that is good.

In the end, I feel they are two different things.
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I got in a "discussion" the other day with someone so said that a toasted cheese sandwich and a grilled cheese sandwich are ONE AND SAME. I beg to differ--to me a toasted cheese sandwich is a cheese sandwich without any butter that is toasted or broiled in the oven (or toaster oven) and a grilled cheese sandwich involves buttering the bread and grilling it on a griddle or in a skillet.
My mom in her young days ran a restaurent and made a billion grilled cheese sandwiches--she uses a different method--she never butters the bread. Instead she puts the cheese between the bread and takes a pat of butter, throws that on the hot griddle--lets it get all bubbly and brown-then puts the sandwich in the butter puddle on the grill. Oh my yummy!
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Originally Posted by PurlyGyrl View Post
someone so said that a toasted cheese sandwich and a grilled cheese sandwich are ONE AND SAME. I beg to differ--to me a toasted cheese sandwich is a cheese sandwich without any butter that is toasted or broiled in the oven (or toaster oven) and a grilled cheese sandwich involves buttering the bread and grilling it on a griddle or in a skillet.
Yes, indeedy, they are two very different beasties.
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