Now, I am sure you are thinking, seriously, how to make a killer grilled cheese? Bread, cheese, butter...what else is there? Let me just say, I thought the same thing. Until one late night in college when I learned differently. My BFF and I were over at Farmhouse with some of our guys friends when one of them showed me the light. Not all grilled cheese are made equally.
You start with cheese and REAL butter. I happen to have some supper fantastic garlic and parsley butter and onion Havarti cheese from Fair Oaks Farms.
I sliced up the cheese.
Now, here is the secret...
Take your butter and spoon it into the hot skillet.
Let it get good and melted. You will be in shock and awe at how much more crisp the bread is by soaking it straight into hot, melted butter.
Then place your bread on the melted butter and give it a good spoon to sop it all up. Put the cheese on top and wait before you put the second slice of bread. Cover with a lid and let cook. Make sure the heat it on low. This a slow, low heat process.
When you are ready to flip, place the second piece of bread on top.
Using a spatula, pick up the sandwich and put another spoon of butter down in the pan to melt. When the butter is melted, flip the sandwich down in the melted butter.
Cook for another minute or two. No need to cover it this time. Cheese should be getting nice and gooey on its own.
Remove from heat and slice. Enjoy!
So, what's your favorite cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches?