Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients

U.S. Metric Ingredients
1 slice (1 oz) 1 slice (30 g) Cheddar or American cheese cut to the size of the bread
2 slices 2 slices White bread
as needed as needed Butter

Method

Procedure

  1. Place the slice of cheese between the slices of bread.
  2. Butter the outsides of the sandwich and place on a griddle preheated to 350°−375°F (175°−190°C).
  3. Cook until golden brown on one side. Turn over and cook until the second side is golden brown and the cheese starts to melt.
  4. Remove the sandwich from the griddle. Cut in half diagonally and serve immediately.

Per serving: Calories, 360; Protein, 13 g; Fat, 20 g (49% cal.); Cholesterol, 55 mg; Carbohydrates, 34 g; Fiber, 1 g; Sodium, 580 mg.

Variations

Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich

Make the sandwich with a ½-oz (15-g) slice of Swiss cheese and a 1-oz (30-g) slice of ham. Griddle as in basic recipe.

Croque Monsieur

Make like the Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich, above, except use 1 oz (30 g) Gruyère cheese and oz ham, sliced thin. As a variation, a croque monsieur may also be coated in Mornay Sauce and heated in an oven until lightly browned.

Grilled Cheese and Bacon Sandwich

Make the sandwich with 1 oz (30 g) cheddar or American cheese and 2 strips of crisp cooked bacon. Griddle as in the basic recipe.

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