In this article, we will guide you to make a grilled cheese. If you are bored with your regular snack foods and looking for some simple meal which you can eat on the way, then start making a grilled cheese. This delicious snack is easy and simple to make. You can experiment with its stuffing the way you want to. Below we have a mentioned a simple method to make a grilled cheese. Follow the instruction properly for the best result.
Ingredients You Need to Make a Grilled Cheese:
- Any type of thinly sliced cheese.
- Bread slices (your choice)
- Some optional toppings: mayonnaise, onion, ham, peppers, etc.
Methods to Make a Grilled Cheese
A.) Make a Grilled Cheese Using a Frying Pan
Steps to Follow:
1.) Take a frying pan of any size. It generally depends on the number of sandwiches you want to cook at a time.
2.) Now, place a pan on stove over a medium heat until it gets hot. While the pan is heating, you can start slicing cheese and bread. You can put a couple of tablespoons of water on the pan while it is getting warmed up. When you start noticing the water boils you can put your first sandwich on it. Just remember to pour any water remaining out before you place a sandwich in it.
3.) Now to cook your sandwich on the hot pan, start by spreading butter either in the pan or on the outside of each of the bread slice. After that, keep one side of sandwich on pan and top it up with a cheese slice. Then place the top slice right away. If you want you can also add a few drops olive oil to the pan. Lower the heat and cover the pan to melt the cheese.
4.) Wait for one or two minutes and check if bread has turned brown. When the bread is brown enough, flip it to the other side. Dispose the left over butter from the pan before flipping the bread.
5.) Remember! The second side will get brown faster so be ready to check it. When it is cooked properly, turn off the flame, place your sandwich on a plate, and enjoy.
B.) Make a Grilled Cheese Using a Toaster Oven
Steps to Follow:
1.) Place all of the ingredients on a counter or table so that you can access them quickly.
2.) Ensure that your toaster oven is set on right temperature. Normally it is between 350 to 400 Degree Fahrenheit or 177 to 204 Degree Celsius.
3.) Now, keep two pieces of bread on your plate is such a way that the rounded edge faces each other. This is not necessary but it will make it easier to join the sandwich properly. After that, place one cheese slice on each bread slice. Make sure that the cheese slices are not hanging from the side of the bread as they will melt out creating a mess.
4.) Now, slide the bread slices into the toaster oven carefully in the same formation as they were on the plate. Close the door and start the oven. Wait for about couple of minutes.
5.) After 2 to 3 minutes, open the oven and slide the tray out. Pick one piece of bread and keep it on your plate. Keep the other piece of bread on top of the first one. Make sure the cheesy side is facing down. Make the edges of the bread slices fit properly. Gently press the sandwich together to make the cheese bond the two pieces together. You can also add some pepper to add a little flavor. You can even add mayonnaise, onion, ham in it for a different flavor.
C.) Make a Grilled Cheese Using a Grill
Steps to Follow:
1.) Place the bread slices on the grill. Place one slice of bread on the grill and then put some cheese on top of it.
2.) Then wait until the underside of the bread turns browns. After that, put another bread slice on top.
3.) Now, flip the sandwich repeatedly until both sides turn golden and the cheese is melted.
4.) Congrats! Your grilled cheese sandwich is ready. Let it cool and serve.
Few Additional Tips You Can Consider:
- You can eat it alongside a hot bowl of tomato soup or any other soup you like.
- Check the bread frequently while cooking to prevent it from burning.
- You can some garlic salt along with butter for more taste.
- If you’re preparing it for your kids, you can try to make different shapes by cutting them with a sharp knife.
- You can choose any variety of cheese you prefer. It is suggested to use pre-sliced processed cheese. However, you can also slice or grate your own cheese.
- You can also use a sandwich toaster to prepare a grilled cheese sandwich.
- You can also add some chili on top of the sandwich for different taste.