Tuesday, May 25, 2010

There’s something special about grilled cheese

Today's FoodBuzz Daily special is the Cuisinart Electric Skillet CSK-150 so lets talk about something you could make in this. The first thing that popped into my head was Grilled Cheese, it’s one of those comfort foods that just makes you go.. Ahh. Warm gooey cheese, toasty crusty bread.. Mmm.

I’m a little unorthodox in the way I make my grilled cheese.. I’m not straight up yellow American cheese. And Please, please do not give me a square of pasteurized processed pre-wrapped cheese. Give me some good cheese, either sliced fresh from the deli or from a chunk at home, but it’s gotta be fresh. I like Muenster mixed with a little American.

As for the bread.. I’m not picky as long as it toasts up well.

Oh.. One more thing.. Do NOT put oil in the pan or on the skillet because then you have grease soaked bread.. And there’s nothing good about that.

You can add a tomato, that’s always good, then it gets warm and the flavor really comes out, add a slice or 2 or turkey and you’ve got it made.

Here’s the breakdown of how I make a Grilled cheese sandwich.

Get your pan ready, bit enough for 2 sandwiches, because someone will come along and steal that sandwich when you’re not looking.

Preheat your pan on low heat because you don’t want to burn the bread

Spread mayonnaise on the outside of 1 slice, not a thin layer either.. You’ll see where I’m going with this in a second.
Take the second slice of bread and put it on top of the first side, so there’s a mayo sandwich and press them together good so that you get mayo on both pieces of bread.

Put a little mayo on the inside for the cheese to stick to

Layer on the cheese and tomato (and turkey if you’re going there too) & sprinkle in a little black pepper

now carefully peel apart the 2 slices of bread and place the bread mayo side down into the hot pan or skillet and you’ll hear it sizzle

put the second slice of bread on top, mayo side up and cook for a few minutes until the bottom is toasted & carefully flip & toast on the other side until it’s just the way you like it and the cheese is all gooey and melted inside.. And do not cover this no matter what because you’ll wind up with soggy bread.

Now, if you want you can just have your sandwich. My kid likes it with a side of chunky home made tomato soup


MommaKiss said...

mayo - yowza. i LOVE grilled cheese. this is a good one. must try