In an attempt to liven up grilled cheese, some add so many ingredients that the cheese is an afterthought. Our grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches start with flavorful aged Gruyère to which we add a small amount of wine and Brie. These two ingredients help the aged cheddar melt evenly without becoming greasy. A little bit of fresh chives increases the sandwiches’ complexity without detracting from the cheese, and a smear of mustard butter livens up the bread.
Source: Americas Test Kitchen
*Look for a Gruyère aged for about one year (avoid Gruyère aged for longer; it won’t melt well). To quickly bring the Gruyère to room temperature, microwave the pieces until warm, about 30 seconds. The first two sandwiches can be held in a 200-degree oven on a wire rack set in a baking sheet.
1. Process Gruyère, Brie, and wine in food processor until smooth paste is formed, 20 to 30 seconds. Add chives and pulse to combine, 3 to 5 pulses. Combine butter and mustard in small bowl.
2. Working on parchment paper–lined counter, spread mustard butter evenly over 1 side of bread slices. Flip slices of bread over and spread cheese mixture evenly over half the slices. Top with remaining slices of bread, buttered sides up.
3. Preheat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. (Droplets of water should just sizzle when flicked onto pan.) Place 2 sandwiches in skillet; reduce heat to medium-low; and cook until both sides are crispy and golden brown, 6 to 9 minutes per side, moving sandwiches to ensure even browning. Remove sandwiches from skillet and let stand for 2 minutes before serving. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (84g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 258 (77%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 28.7g||38 %|
|Saturated Fat 17.3g||87 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.3g|
|Cholesterol 91.6mg||28 %|
|Sodium 271.6mg||9 %|
|Potassium 74.2mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 0.6g||0 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.1g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 0.5g|
|Protein 17.9g||26 %|
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Calories per serving: 336
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