Grilled Cheese Sandwich


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New York Cult Recipes

New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

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With such a simple dish as a grilled cheese sandwich, having high-quality ingredients will obviously be key.


  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 50–70 g (1¾–2½ oz) cheese slices (cheddar is the most traditional choice, but any good cheese, such as Comté, Cantal or emmental, will work well)
  • 30 g (1 oz) unsalted butter, softened


Heat a frying pan over medium–low heat. Generously smear half the butter on one side of one of the slices of bread and place the slice, buttered side down, in the frying pan. Lay the sliced cheese on top. Generously butter the other slice of bread and place it on top of the cheese slice in the pan, buttered side up. After a couple of minutes, when the bottom slice is nicely browned, slide a wide spatula underneath and, holding the sandwich together with your free hand, turn it over. Continue cooking until the second side is golden brown and the cheese starts oozing out the sides. If your bread is looking browned before the cheese starts to ooze, the heat is too high.