Reinvented Grilled Cheese (Plus a Cheesy Love Letter from Jeff Mauro)
Everything about you is intoxicating: your sizzling buttery aroma as you hit the pan, the golden-sunrise hue of your exterior, the way your cheese turns into wonderful yellow ribbons. Grilled cheese, let me just say three words — words it has taken me much, much too long to proclaim: Get in m'belly.
In case you missed it, the September issue of Food Network Magazine focused on reinventing the beloved grilled cheese sandwich. So it only seemed fitting to ask the Sandwich King for his overall thoughts on the subject, which are so passionately stated above. Jeff’s go-to recipe: a white-bread classic with a twist. He calls it the French Onion Grilled Cheese.
Also included in the cheesy lineup are surprising pairings — like raisin-walnut bread spread with a mixture of goat cheese, cream cheese and maple syrup (pictured above) — and combinations that you’ll wish you had thought of sooner. (Buttered sourdough filled with mozzarella, Parmesan, basil and tomato sauce may be just as good as actual pizza.)
Get Jeff’s French Onion Grilled Cheese plus nine other tempting recipes here. Each combination should take priority on your kitchen to-do list this fall.