Grilled cheese


Grilled cheese
This is the classic American pan-fried sandwich, the "grilled cheese".

The French have their own, slightly different speciality: croque-monsieur.
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Last modified on: June 8th 2016

Keywords for this recipe:AmericanPan-fried sandwichCheese
For 4 Grilleds cheese, you will need:

How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
13 min.8 min.21 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Grate 150 g cheese (Cheddar here) and 150 g mozzarella.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Lay 8 slices Sandwich bread out on the worktop and use a brush to coat one side of each slice with the melted 60 g butter.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Turn one slice of bread buttered side downwards and cover with grated cheese...

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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... then sit the other slice of bread on top, buttered side outwards.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Put the sandwiches into a hot frying pan...

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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...and brown on both sides.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Turn down the heat, cover the frying pan and leave for 2 or 3 minutes to melt the cheese in the middle.

Stage 8
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These fried sandwiches are tradionally served cut into triangles and fried to brown the edges as well (but this is not essential.

Stage 9
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Serve piping hot, crusty on the outside and melting in the middle.
Remarks
For the cheeses, the ideal combination is Cheddar with mozzarella, but you can try any other combination - be adventurous!
Keeping
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,303 Kcal or 9,642 Kj91 gr158 gr144 gr
115 %35 %15 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
339 Kcal or 1,419 Kj13 gr23 gr21 gr
17 %5 %2 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
576 Kcal or 2,412 Kj23 gr40 gr36 gr
29 %9 %4 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 Grilleds cheese : 3.06 €
  • Per Grilled cheese : 0.77 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses, Endive and cheese salad with croutons, Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses, Hamburgers, Eggs in brioche nests, ... All
MozzarellaMozzarella: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella, Mozzarella pasta bake, Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Quick flaky pizza, Harvest Gratin, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cheese Soufflé, Smoky potato and potimarron gratin, Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin, Fish in a sesame crust, Moist cereal bars, ... All
Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fried egg in bread, Chicken club sandwich, Eggs Benedict , Croque-monsieur, Genoese croque-monsieur, ... All
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