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Classic Grilled Cheese

The key to making a good grilled cheese sandwich lies in the heat of the cooking surface. A griddle or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet will produce equally delicious results.

  • Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2002

Ingredients

  • 4 slices (1/2 inch thick) firm white sandwich bread
  • 1/4 pound cheddar cheese, sliced 1/3 inch thick
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature

Directions

  1. Heat a griddle or large cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Place two slices of bread on a clean work surface, and cover each with a layer of cheese; top with remaining bread slices, pressing gently to adhere. Generously butter both sides of each sandwich, spreading it all the way to the edges.

  2. Place sandwiches on the griddle or in the skillet. Cook until golden brown on each side and the cheese has completely melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning once. Before removing from griddle, flip sandwiches to reheat first side, about 15 seconds. Cut each sandwich diagonally in half; serve immediately.

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