grilled cheese sandwich
PREP TIME 5 mins, COOK TIME 5 mins
2 thick slices of goodquality white bread
2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1⁄4 cup grated good-quality sharp cheese, such as Cheddar
1 Preheat a grill pan or large, cast-iron frying pan. Spread a little butter on one side of each slice of bread and grill for 2 minutes, buttered-side down, until the bread is lightly toasted.
2 Remove the bread from the heat. Butter the other sides lightly, being sure to spread the butter all the way to the edges.
3 Turn the bread over to the lightly grilled side and spread the grated cheese evenly over one slice, then top it with the other slice, so that the pre-grilled sides are inside and the buttered ones outside.
4 Return the sandwich to the pan and grill for 2–3 minutes on each side, pressing down lightly with a spatula to ensure that the cheese melts. The sandwich is ready when it is golden brown and crispy, and the cheese has melted. Serve alongside Creamy tomato soup with corn and peppers (see p33).
When grilling, move the sandwich as little as possible. If you turn the sandwich more than once, it will be difficult to keep the grill marks aligned.
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