A simple grilled cheese sandwich – or is it a ‘not’ so simple grilled cheese sandwich? Everyone has enjoyed the offering of bread and cheese – with a little butter! – such goodness! Our mothers fixed us grilled cheese for lunch, a snack, when we needed comforting – it was the be all and end all of mothering! Grilled cheese goes great with soup – especially perhaps a tomato soup – and the sandwich is used for dipping! It can be that late night meal when we need something quick and easy!
Gruyere is our cheese of choice when it comes to making ‘the’ grilled cheese sandwich! Yes, this lovely cheese was just featured in the fondue blog! But around our house it serves in many capacities! Scalloped Potatoes made with Gruyere have such a depth of taste. Shredded and used for salads, added to any sandwich, the list goes on and on. This cheese works wonders no matter how it’s used!
Everyone knows how to make a grilled cheese sandwich! I use a nine-grain bread, spread a little butter on the outside slices – well, perhaps more than a little – and fill the middle of the sandwich with good Gruyere! I also add a little butter to my skillet.
Turn the sandwiches several times – to brown both sides and allow the cheese to melt into utter gooey goodness! Good bread, butter and cheese – what more could you want? Enjoy! What cheese do you prefer for your grilled cheese sandwiches?