Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich, sometimes called toasted cheese, is one of the simplest and yet tastiest dishes around. There’s something about melty, gooey cheese on toast that really hits the spot.

Yield 1 sandwich
Time 5 minutes
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • 1 T butter or oil
  • 2 pieces of bread
  • 3-4 slices of cheese (cheddar, Swiss, American…)
Directions Heat the butter over medium heat until melted and slightly bubbly.

Place a slice of bread in the pan, arrange cheese slices, and top with the other piece of bread. Fry until bottom slice is golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Flip and repeat. Cut in half or quarters and serve immediately.

Notes This simple grilled cheese can be made with just about any kind of meltable cheese, and spiced up with raw or sautéed onions (you can fry the onions in the same pan as the sandwich), tomato, and/or avocado.

If you find that the cheese doesn’t melt enough, try putting a lid on the frying pan as the sandwich toasts.

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