Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Some say toast with mayo, some say butter, and some say that the classic American cheese version is the only way. I would very much like it if we could just stop arguing and actually put it to the test.


INGREDIENTS:

American Style

  • American sliced cheese

  • White bread

  • Butter


Sourdough Grilled Cheese

  • Sourdough Bread

  • Butter

  • Cheddar

  • Gouda

  • Raclette


Caramelized Apple & Brie

  • 2 Apples, peeled and chopped

  • 3.5 Tbsp (44 g) Granulated Sugar

  • Salt

  • Cheddar Cheese

  • Brie

  • Brioche Bread


INSTRUCTIONS:

American Style Method:

  1. Start by buttering (sub mayo if wanted) both slices of bread.

  2. Place a slice onto a cold pan topped with cheese and top slice but side facing up.

  3. Toast 3-6 minutes over medium heat. Flip and repeat.


Sourdough Method:

  1. Start by buttering (sub mayo if wanted) both slices of bread.

  2. Grate all three cheeses and mix together in a bowl.

  3. Place a slice onto a cold pan topped with cheese and top slice but side facing up.

  4. Toast 5-8 minutes over medium heat. Flip and repeat.


Caramelized Apple and Brie Method:

  1. Start by peeling and cheek each apple then cut into bite size pieces.

  2. In a small pot, toss the apples together with granulated sugar and a pinch of salt.

  3. Let sit for 20 minutes.

  4. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer for 20-30 minutes.

  5. Slice brioche bread into slices.

  6. Butter both slices of bread.

  7. Place a slice onto a cold pan topped with caramelized apples, grated cheddar cheese, and brie topped with the top slice but side facing up.

  8. Toast 5-8 minutes over medium heat. Flip and repeat.