Foodwatch :: THAT Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Those of you who, like us, have enjoyed Chef or The Chef Show, know the importance of THAT grilled cheese sandwich.

There’s a scene in Chef where Jon Favreau’s Chef Carl Casper meticulously makes a grilled cheese sandwich for his son. And for chefs, home cooks, and foodies around the world, it was…well…life changing.

They covered how to make the sandwich in The Chef Show and more than a couple chefs they worked with said that that was the scene that reignited their passion for cooking. Sometimes the simplest things can be the most powerful.

So since we’re talking about Chef and The Chef Show for Foodwatch, we’re going to talk about THAT grilled cheese sandwich, and we’re going to tell you how to make it. Or at least a version of it that I love to serve up with tomato soup on a rainy summer night.

Here we go!

That Grilled Cheese Sandwich – from Chef

Serves 2.

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 Slices bread {I use homemade oatmeal bread cut thick}
  • 16 slices gruyere cheese
  • 16 slices parmesan cheese
  • 8 slices yellow cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices white cheddar cheese
  • unsalted butter, softened
  • olive oil

How to Make Them:

1. Drizzle olive oil on a medium-hot griddle or table-top panini press.

2. Baste the bread on both sides with softened butter.

3. Put the buttered bread on the griddle.

4. Layer cheeses on the bread slices {split evenly} and let bread brown. When the bread is golden brown, join the slices into a sandwich.

5. If you’re using a flat griddle, butter the top of the sandwich and flip. If you’re using a panini press, just keep an eye on the bread color and the cheese.

6. According to Roy Choi, “The cheese tells you when it’s done.” He’s right. Look for ooey-gooey melting and not runny cheese to pull that sucker off the grill.

7. Serve and enjoy! Crunches well on its own, but I love it with my tomato basil soup, which I’ll be sharing soon!

Try it and let us know what you think!

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