Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Perfect Grilled Cheese
Here's how I make a perfect grilled cheese, with a few influences from the Grilled Cheese Truck. After a tour from Michele Grant, I learned how they make their incredible Cheesy Mac and Rib, which features macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar, BBQ pork and caramelized onions.
Psst... a secret. They use a thin layer of mayo to take this sandwich to the next level. If I had more time, I'd add mac and cheese and pulled pork to this sandwich, but usually the caramelized onions are enough.
Ingredients for two:
First, saute 1/4 cup of chopped onions in a dash of olive oil and sprinkle of salt and pepper. If you have an open bottle of white wine, add a splash too.
Using fluffy bread (I used 45 calorie Sara Lee wheat bread for the photo) spread room temperature butter over one side of the bread and then spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on top.
Lay one slice of bread with the butter/mayo side down, then a slice of cheese, then layer of grilled onions, then another slice of cheese and then top with the other side of bread.
Grill for two minutes on each side, then dig in. Prepare the other sandwich for a friend or enjoy the second if you're really hungry!