Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

4 servings


Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Place 4 slices of bread on a cutting board and generously butter the top sides of each slice. Melt another tablespoon of the butter in the skillet; swirl around to coat the pan.

Lay 2 slices of bread, buttered side down, in the skillet. Put a few slices of the cheese on the bread. Lay the bacon, tomato, or ham on top of the cheese. Cover with a few more slices of cheese. Top with 2 of the remaining slices of bread, placed buttered-side up. Cook, without pressing, until the bread browns and the cheese is slightly melted, about 5 minutes. Turn the sandwiches with a spatula and add a small hazelnut-size piece of butter to the pan. Cook slowly, adjusting the heat as needed to melt the cheese completely before the sandwiches are brown, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Repeat with the other 2 sandwiches. Serve.

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    Grilled Cheese Sammies must have Mayo or Miracle Whip on them, Period, with a good American Cheese. Made with a homemade Tomato Soup and it is always a winner combo!!!
    It's a traditional way of preparing greilled cheese, but I also like more of fusion style grilled cheese, such as one served by a food truck called Rebel Bite in LA....grilled cheese, bbq, and spciy stuff...
    Very good sandwich with the sourdough!
    its simple and tasty
    Nothing like a good grilled cheese. I loved it.
    Add a little tomato to a provolone grilled cheese on whole wheat. Toast it on both sides with just a liiiiittle bit of butter and dunk in some good French Onion Soup. Best warm-you-up meal ever. Check out my recipe for French Onion Soup on my blog! Google: lazykitchenette
    Very delicious! We used a slice of each of the three cheeses mentioned (not the guyere), and while it was very rich it was very well received.
    There isn't anything new about the recipe hear! My Grandmother, Mother, Sister and so on have been making grilled cheese sandwiches this way for as long as I can remember.You need to
    come up with something new, next time. As for as for me I will give this a rating of 0 sense it is nonthing new to me,
    or I might rate it 4.5 stars.
    Respectively, Rose of San Antonio, Texas
    Good but this calls for a bit too much cheese. A "few slices" on bottom, then "a few more slices"? Overkill. 2 slices is plenty. I sometimes add egg to it for a breakfast sandwich and you can use bacon substitute instead of the real thing. It tastes fine. Food network never mentions meat substitutes but there are many too choose from and if you can cook, you can make it taste good. Also, I toast both sides of the bread. Toast the first side lightly and flip it over before you put toppings on it. Otherwise, this is a good recipe.
    this is the BEST grilled cheese ever. i used sougherdough bread and greare cheese and did it in my panini grill and it was SO GOOD
    I decided to "go for broke" on these sandwiches and added ham, tomato AND bacon. The end result was delicious! I used Monterey Jack cheese and put it between each layer of the other ingredients to help hold it together. I did make one sandwich without tomato since my son doesn't like them. He also gave it a high rating.
    Delicious in any combination but especially received compliments on ham and swiss combo!
    I guess I cheated here, because I used my Foreman grill, and what success! I agree the Gruyere is the way to go. I also used up some good grade bacon too. Imagine that, my can-be-picky-teen, liked the results too.
    great with tomato soup!
    I am not a sandwich lover but these grilled cheese sandos are the BEST.
    My family loves them and we even had them for breakfast on Sunday.
    Guyrere is essential and sour dough makes it perfect. Thanks Tyler.
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