Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

More about process than ingredients, Dad very carefully taught me how to make his grilled cheese sandwiches this way so that they came out perfect every time.


2 pieces white French bread or sourdough bread
3 slices cheddar cheese; (Tillamook or your favorite, but Tillamook is so darned good! Re
2 tablespoons Butter

Original recipe makes 1



1Cut the slices of cheddar cheese; not too thick, but not skimpy, either; cut one slice in half.

2Take the two slices of bread and generously butter each of them on one side.

3Heat up a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

4Get yourself the cover from a Revereware saucepan, or another cover of about the same size.

5Place one of the slices of bread, butter side down, in the hot skillet.

6Spread 2 and a half slices of cheese on the bread, then cover it butter-side-up with the other slice of bread; eat the extra, unused half of the cheese slice.

7Push the bread down a little with the metal spatula, then cover the whole thing up with the saucepan lid (the idea is to heat the air up underneath the lid and melt the cheese faster as you're also browning the bread).

8Uncover every minute and check the cooking bread color- you want it golden, not burnt (no matter what Mom says - she likes 'em black for some reason).

9When it's to the color you like, carefully flip the sandwich over, press down on it with the spatula to squish the bread and cheese together, and re-cover with the saucepan to continue melting the cheese.

10After about 3-5 minutes of slow cooking, you'll have a wonderfully golden, melty, gooey grilled cheese sandwich!


10 min | 5 min prep |

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Grilled over hot coals for extra crispy crust.

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Yum! Tillamook cheese is really good, especially the sharp cheddar. Butter is always tasty on the outside of a grilled cheese but I have been using mayo lately and it's even better. Doesn't burn as easily so your cheese has more time to melt.
ees55 2y ago

I grilled these over charcoal to get a crispier outside. The inside was nicely melted also.
promfh 6y ago

10 min | 5 min prep | [I posted this recipe.]
6y ago

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