Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted.



Should you cook a grilled cheese fast or slow?

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Starting your grilled cheese (slathered in mayo, obviously) in a cold nonstick skillet, then slowly and gently heating it up is the trick to achieving evenly golden brown, supremely crisp exteriors, with molten cheesy interiors.

What type of pan is best for grilled cheese?

Obviously, a skillet is your go-to pan when making a grilled cheese sandwich. A nonstick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron skillet is the best pan to use because it will brown the bread nicely, and allow you to flip the sandwich with ease.

Is mayo or butter better for grilled cheese?

The ingredients in storebought mayonnaise have a higher smoke point than butter, which means your grilled cheese lunch is more foolproof. You can cook the sandwich over (slightly) higher heat for a crisper exterior and fluffier interior. Yep, you read that correctly: a fluffier interior.

What heat do you cook grilled cheese?

For the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, you should set your electric griddle to 275 degrees – Fahrenheit, that is. If you have an electric griddle, it should be really easy to adjust the temperature to the way you want it. Otherwise, you can use a saute pan and keep it at a low-to-medium heat for the best effect.

What makes a perfect grilled cheese sandwich?

At its base a grilled cheese sandwich is pretty simple consisting of bread, butter and cheese. These three ingredients, when combined correctly, come together to form something that is truly magical! Now, I am not going to tell you that you need to to use expensive high end ingredients to make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich because you do not.

How do you pan fry a grilled cheese sandwich?

The simplest approach is to firmly press a spatula on the sandwich while it cooks in a regular pan or, even better, a grill pan. Go one step further and lay a heavy pan on top of the grilled cheese while it cooks, making sure to flip it at least once, so both sides develop that perfect crust.

How to cook a grilled cheese in a pan?

Spread mayo (or butter) on both sides of both slices of bread then add to the pan you’ll cook the grilled cheese in. Briefly toast both sides just until starting to brown. Take the slightly toasted bread out of the pan, assemble your sandwich, and return it to the pan to finish cooking.

What is the best way to cook a sandwich?

If you’re making more sandwiches than you can fit in the pan at one time, heat the oven to 180C. Grease a frying pan, ideally cast iron, with a little oil and set on a medium flame to heat up. Meanwhile, grate the cheeses, or finely slice the softer one if this is impossible (you may not need all of the cheese, depending on the size of your loaf).