grilled cheese

Best Grilled Cheese: A Classic!

Ahhh, the best grilled cheese. Now, you may be asking yourself why I’d post a recipe for something so simple. Simple, but oh so delicious. And there’s more!

To be honest, I think I’ve always made a pretty darn good sandwich. But when it comes to my husband’s family, they take their approach to grilled cheese very seriously. My husband talks about making 35-mile family road trips to get the “best” grilled cheese from a country diner. Clearly, this family has high expectations. So you know I had to up my sandwich game when I married into a family with a history like this. No pressure or anything.

From little kids to grownups, like me, a grilled cheese sandwich is a classic recipe everyone can enjoy. A few humble ingredients are transformed into a creamy-crispy-gooey sandwich everyone loves.

Here’s how I make it:

First, I switched from buttering my bread to using mayo. I know it sounds weird, but it works. If you’ve ever butchered an innocent slice of white bread as you tried to spread cold butter, then you get it. Mayo spreads like a dream. There’s no waiting for it to soften and no gaps in coverage. This will get you even toasting.

And fear not, dairy lovers. My best grilled cheese includes not one, but two types of melty cheese. There aren’t fancy-schmancy cheeses, either. These are cheeses you can find at any grocery store – sliced cheddar and a Colby-Jack.

Sidenote: If you happen to place the cheese on the bread so it drips ever so slightly into the pan, that’s not a bad thing. You know those crusty bits of cheese you get when happens? I don’t know of an “official” name for those lovely golden brown bits, but I love those!

That, my friends, is a grilled cheese worth going the distance!

Sometimes all you need to do is make some simple changes to a classic. And it couldn’t be easier to make.

The next time you’re stressing out about “what’s for dinner”, keep the good ole grilled cheese sandwich in mind. Delicious doesn’t need to be fancy.

If you’re a grilled cheese lover, share this with your friends and family – they’ll thank you! Oh, and don’t forget to serve some soup alongside – what’s your favorite match?

Originally posted on This Farm Girl Cooks .

Deanne Frieders

About Deanne

I live in Waterman, IL with my husband and our four children: Ava, Carson, Eleanor and Luke. We grow corn and soybeans with Ryan’s family.

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