Grilled cheese sandwiches are a weekend staple in our house, and have been since even before my kids were born. Ooey-gooey cheesy goodness, melted between two pieces of soft bread that’s been toasted just enough to become golden and crispy around the edges – is there anything more comforting?
- Use salted butter that’s been softened in the microwave to evenly coat one side of each slice of bread. It’s important that the butter reaches ALL the way to the edges so that the bread gets totally golden and crispy on every square inch of its surface.
- Cheese needs to hit both sides of the insides of the sandwich – this may mean multiple slices, and that’s definitely okay!
- NO SMOOSHING. Be gentle with your spatula; there’s no need to flatten the bread. The only, repeat, ONLY exception is a Panini-style grilled cheese.
Grilled Cheese: American Caprese on Whole Wheat
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 8 minutes | Serves: 1
Let the grilled cheese cook for 4 minutes. Use a spatula to gently flip the sandwich, give it a slight press (don’t squish it!), and then let it cook for another 4 minutes.