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    Your Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Your Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Photo by lazyme

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Little Old Me's Note:

    Another Basic. This is great served with soup, and easy to make variations on. You can use different kinds of cheese, or bread, possibly even add a few veggies.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the skillet.
    2. 2
      Coat each side of bread with butter, inside and out.
    3. 3
      Place pieces of cheese in the middle.
    4. 4
      Cook on a low heat until bread is toasty and cheese is melted, flipping often.
    5. 5
      The secret to this is cooking over a low heat, and flipping the sandwich often.

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    • on June 15, 2011


      Ah-hah! So THIS is how you make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Step #5, low heat and frequent turn, was a revelation.

      Before finding these instructions, I cooked grilled cheese sandwiches on medium-high, but this method resulted in the best we have ever had. Not just homemade, not just in a diner, but ever!

      Followed the instructions exactly, except added some thinly sliced fresh tomatoes. Used Italian bread.

      Thank you Little Old Me!

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    • on July 18, 2010


      The slow-cooking / low-heat method works great (though it takes a very long time)! My husband says this is the best I've ever made. I usually place cheese on both sides of the bread and pop it in the broiler for 1 min, then toss it in the pan for 1 min per side on med-high heat. It's done from start to finish in about 5 min, but the consistency of the cheese isn't as good as this. :) Thanks.

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    • on May 25, 2010


      Served with Pioneer Woman - Tomato Soup With Sherry... dip the sandwich into the soup....mmmm

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    Nutritional Facts for Your Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Serving Size: 1 (78 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 227.0
    Calories from Fat 77
    Total Fat 8.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    Cholesterol 18.1 mg
    Sodium 529.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 9.4 g

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