-Two pieces of thin white or wheat bread (any brand)
-Room temperature butter (any brand)
-Room temperature cheese (any kind and brand)
Before anything, lay all the ingredients in a little space to make sure you have everything.
Firstly, you will like two thin pieces of bread, you want that because that means the quicker it cooks.
Then, spread a light amount of butter with the butter knife, but no clumps of butter too, that will make it most likely to burn quicker.
Also, remember to have the butter room temperature so you won’t damage your bread while spreading it.
Then, after you had spread your butter, you put the cheese of whatever kind you want.
Swiss, American (the classic), Provolone, any kind of cheese of your liking will work, as long as it is room temperature to reassure that the cheese will melt.
Now will be the time we put the sandwich in the pan and cook it up.
The stove should be on low, not high, but if you would like to fasten the cooking time you can turn it to medium.
check every minute or so until it’s a golden brown.
Flip and repeat.
after that, turn the stove off, and eat your perfect grilled cheese you just made.
Pairs Well With
The Grilled Cheese Mayhem
“Brandi, are you getting hungry, or is it just me?” my best friend Kate asks with her stomach growling loudly. I rub my stomach a couple times thinking. I finally nod and smile at her,
“Yeah, sure, what are you thinking to eat?” We walk to the kitchen and open the fridge. We think about having some chicken nuggets, but we would have to cook those in an oven. We put the chicken nuggets back and then Kate pulls out bread, cheese and butter. She then gets a butter knife and starts to butter the bread up lightly.
“What are you doing?” I say looking over her shoulder. She looks at me and smiles,
“I am making a grilled cheese, you want to try? They are quick and easy to make.” I shuffle my footing and look at the stove wearily. “I don’t know, i may ruin it.”
“Oh come on, it’s going to be okay! These things are easy to make how can you possibly ruin it? You’ll do fine!” She assures me. I get a butter knife, plate, all the ingredients and sit down. I start to spread the butter and then she sees it,
“Woah, that’s a lot of butter, are you sure you want that much on it?” I look over my shoulder to her,
“There’s a such thing as too much butter on bread?” She looks at me, the bread, and then my big, cheesy grin I was giving her. She shakes her head and laughs. She makes hers and it comes out a little burnt but a nice color,
“Darn it! Not perfect, I must make another one.” She goes to throw it away, but I eat it feeling bad for the poor grilled cheese. I then ask politely after her third attempt of making one,
“Can I possibly make my grilled cheese?” She nods then I throw mine onto the stove. Sizzle sizzle sizzle, POP. BANG. BOOM. The sound of the butter on the bread crackling scares me. Soon afterwards, smoke fills the air.
“BRANDI! I let you use the stove and you fill the room with smoke, great job!” She quickly turns the stove down to low.
“Are you mad at me?” I quickly respond, but silently scared to hear what she has to say. She shakes her head and says,
“No, I can’t be mad at you!” She starts to laugh and then I ask in confusion,
“Why are you laughing? What’s so funny?” I look around and then she responds,
“look at your grilled cheese! Haha, it’s completely burnt! You weren’t joking about ruining a perfectly good grilled cheese!” I look over and nervously laugh with her at my mess. Then I quickly whip around back at the stove and take my grilled cheese off it. I look at my wreck and then at Kate.
She’s cracking up laughing. I pull the grilled cheese to my mouth and then take a bite. I chew it up, and it tastes like charcoal. The crusty, black, smokey bread covers the cheese, which is so hot it’s almost a liquid, and it burns my mouth. I run to the sink and gulp down a couple gallons of water to get the taste out and to soothe my burnt mouth.
“So Brandi,” Kate asks with a giggle, “How did charcoal- I mean, your grilled cheese taste?”
“Fantastic Kate, just fantastic.” I lie sarcastically.
Submitted by: "Brandi S."