I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like grilled cheese sandwiches. Getting people to agree on what a grilled cheese sandwich is, is another matter. Most people remember the childhood neon orange wax squares in between two slices of white bread, whereas some people insist on “gourmet” grilled cheese.
I happen to like all kinds of grilled cheeses, but for me, the classic is cheddar on white bread. I grew up eating processed or American grilled cheese sandwiches, but when I first bit into a cheddar grilled cheese sandwich, all childhood alliances were off.
Serious Eats posted a video for an inside-out grilled cheese sandwich a while ago, and while it seriously intrigued me, I only just made it this past week. Technically, the inside-out grilled cheese sandwich is cheddar on white, like my ordinary grilled cheese, but with two extra sides of toasted cheese, this sandwich is anything but ordinary.
Crisp and extra-cheesy with caramelized cheddar bits, this sandwich was good, but I probably wouldn’t make it again. It’s definitely worth it to try it though, so let me know if you do or better yet, how do you do your grilled cheese?
Inside-Out Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe adapted from Food Wishes
2 slices white bread
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Butter each slice of bread. Place both slices of bread in the pan, buttered-side down. Pile shredded cheese on to one of the slices and cover it with the other slice of bread. You should now have a regular looking grilled cheese sandwich. Put shredded cheese on the slice of bread facing you and flip the sandwich so that the outside cheese toasts and gets crispy. Place the remaining cheese on the last un-cheesed slice of bread and flip and grill. Enjoy hot!