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.
22,0024.9/5 for 19 ratings
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Last modified on: June 8th 2016

For 4 Grilleds cheese, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
13 min.8 min.21 min.
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Keeping:

Should be eaten immediately.

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!

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).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Truffade, Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole), Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses, Springtime mixed salad, Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses, ... All
MozzarellaMozzarella: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Harvest Gratin, Mozzarella pasta bake, Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella, Quick flaky pizza, ... All
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Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Croque-monsieur, Fried egg in bread, Spinach Croque-monsieur , Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Eggs Benedict , ... All

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