Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Into Flavor Week 5 - ULTIMATE Grilled Cheese

I am a true afficiando of comfort food. Easy-peasy comfort food is the absolute best. I make award winning grilled cheese sandwiches. Sandwiches to make your son forget that he fell down on the way to school and tore his brand new jeans on his way to kindergarten. Sandwiches that celebrate staying up late with your daughter and her girlfriends to watch silly movies. Sandwiches to make you forget about your flat tire. In the rain. With a dead cell phone.
So...since this may be one of the last of this year's Fall Into Flavor's (check out more over at 2nd Cup), here it is:
For each sandwich:

2 slices of bread of your choice (Texas toast or sourdough is my favorite)
Butter (REAL butter) to spread on all 4 sides of the bread
2 slices gooey cheese of your choice (I like 1 slice American and 1 slice Havarti)

Butter all 4 sides of the bread.
Heat griddle or frying pan until a water droplet will dance on it.
Toss bread in pan and toast until lightly browned. Flip over one slice of bread and put the cheese on it. Place the 2nd slice of bread on top of the cheese (toasted side down) and flip it over to toast the only untoasted side when the first slice you flipped is nicely browned. (confusing to write out, easy to do once you see what’s going on in the pan). When it’s j-u-s-t r-i-g-h-t take it off and stand it on it’s crust on a plate for a moment or two, so that both sides stay perfectly crisp. Cut as desired. Serve with tomato soup or chocolate milk (daughter’s favorite) for dipping.
Remember your childhood and make grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner sometime this's got to be the ultimate comfort food.


Esthermay said...

Wow... with the RachelRay preface to such a simple thing, who wouldn't go fix their family a plate of grilled cheese. NICE!
Call me simple -- I don't think I've ever had Havarti cheese. This I'll have to look for.... NEVER (never!) thought of toasting all four sides of the bread.

Merrie said...

ahhh yes! I agree! I do love grilled cheese sandwiches! My daughter would only eat grilled peanutbutter and jelly... those are good too.
I may have one for supper tonight!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I have never heard the tip of standing the sandwich on its crust like this--that is pure genius. Sounds delish.