Kickin’ it in the Kitchen with New Cooks: Can’t Go Wrong with an Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese month and that April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (Myrick)? Or, did you know that before the 1960’s the name “grilled cheese” wasn’t a thing, but that the sandwich was better known as a “Toasted Cheese” sandwich (Miyasaki)?

This delectable iconic American sandwich was first introduced in the 1920’s as an open faced melted cheese sandwich. But later became a favorite of the people because it was cheap and filling as the U.S. plunged into the Great Depression (Miyasaki) .

In the 1960’s the second piece of bread was added and the American classic was reborn into the sassy classy comfort food we still look to enjoy today.

So, lets get comfortable and make this American delight!

Equipment:

  • A heavy bottom skillet
  • A slotted spatula (or other flat cooking utensil)
  • A lid

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of bread (2 per sandwich)
  • 2 cups (more or less) of sliced cheese of your choice – I like pepper jack and chedder. *Try to avoid already shredded cheese because the manufacturer most likely uses an anti-caking agent called cellulose. This ingredient is wood pulp. Though it is supposedly food grade and safe for human consumption, it doesn’t melt. So it’s hard go get grated cheese that melts well. Do yourself a favor and either grate it or slice it yourself from a block of cheese.
  • 6 Tablespoons of butter

Directions:

  1. Butter each piece of bread on 1 side – with 4 pieces of bread for 2 sandwiches, you will you 1 tablespoon per side.
  2. Lay the buttered side down and load on your cheese. I like a LOT of cheese.
  3. Put the other piece of bread on top with the butter side up.
  4. Turn the burner on your stove to medium and take the remaining butter and melt it in your pan.
  5. Spread the butter evenly across the bottom of the pan.
  6. Place your sandwiches in the pan.
  7. Flip them after 3-4 minutes – pay attention so that they do not get too brown or burn.
  8. Place a lid over the sandwiches so the cheese has a chance to melt.
  9. When the cheese looks ooey gooey, take the sandwiches out of the pan and slice them either diagonally or crosswise.
  10. EAT and ENJOY!!!

This is the classic grilled cheese sandwich. You can always spice it up the way you like; you could add bacon or ham or you can use different cheeses. You can have it with tomato soup or a salad or both. It’s comfort food. Be comforted and ENJOY!

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1 thought on “Kickin’ it in the Kitchen with New Cooks: Can’t Go Wrong with an Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. now the tomato soup… mmmmmmm

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