Monday, September 30, 2019

Grilled-cheese revolution

I have always made grilled-cheese sandwiches by buttering the bread before placing it in the pan. Every set of directions for making a grilled-cheese sandwich that I’ve read advises thusly. My search though has not been exhaustive.

A better way: place some butter in the pan. Put the sandwich on the butter. Press. Move the sandwich around a bit to get as much butter as possible on the bread. When you’re ready to flip, add a little more butter to the pan.

Buttering the pan and not the bread makes for a much, much quicker sandwich. And the pan can stay at relatively high heat without burning the bread. I don’t know why that’s so.

Note: It is indeed a grilled-cheese revolution, not a grilled cheese revolution.

comments: 2

Chris said...

Sometimes I toast the slices of bread first in the toaster. But agreed, buttering the bread is superfluous.

Michael Leddy said...

Toasting must make for extra crispness. I will try it.