Hangover cure, guilty pleasure, junk food – call it whatever you want, but an amazing grilled cheese sandwich is, for me, the temporary solution to any problem. Think rich, melty savoury cheese sandwiched between two slices of impeccably buttery fragrant toast. Yes. And if you’re in the mood, throw in a slice of crispy prosciutto, sautéed spinach, sunny side-up or even shrimp (f’yeah!) to take things up a notch. Stupid good.
What makes an amazing grilled cheese sandwich, you say? Like the answer to nearly all the world’s culinary questions: BUTTER. Make sure you butter and toast both sides of both slices of bread. Salted butter makes it easier, but most of us stash unsalted at home (and that’s what I use all the time anyway) and that’s totally okay. Just crack a little salt into the pan as you melt the butter and you’re good to go.
Melt about half a tablespoon of salted butter in a non-stick pan over low heat. Place a slice of bread on the pan and increase to medium heat. Use a spatula to weigh the bread down/move it around occasionally.
Before flipping the slice of bread, add another knob of butter – then do the same to the other side. Let the bread toast till golden brown, which takes about a minute per side. Remove from heat and repeat for a second slice of bread.
Sandwich cheese between toasts and return to pan.
I used Pizza Plus, a mix of parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella which melted beautifully. I think I would recommend sliced instead of grated cheese though, as it melts more evenly. Don’t use a dry cheese that doesn’t melt!
Weigh down your sandwich with a cooking brick/spatula as you return it to the pan! When the cheese within is almost fully melted, it’s ready to go!
Also, this video is the shizzle. That is all.