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Grilled Cheese Sandwich History, Trivia And More
It was during the depression era that grilled cheese sandwiches made their appearance for the first time on the tables of Americans. It wasn't long before some one came up with the ideal of serving tomato soup with the sandwiches and the rest is history.
It wasn't long before grilled cheese sandwiches became food for entertaining and it was during the late 1930s that Sunday night became a popular night for entertaining guests. And now grilled cheese is making a big come back and you'll find grilled cheese sandwiches being made all kinds of new and exciting ways.
If you're here looking for who invented the grilled cheese sandwich we can tell you that no one really knows. What we do know is that the ingredients for making grilled cheese sandwiches became available in the 1920s and it wasn't long before someone put sliced American cheese between slices of white bread and toasted the sandwich. My Grandmother Hattie Propst said her family started making the sandwiches in the 1930s and it wasn't long she said before someone came up with the ideal of serving homemade cream of tomato soup with the sandwiches. I know my Grandmother made some of the most delicious cream of tomato soup that you would ever taste. Here's the recipe.
Grandma's Cream Of Tomato Soup Recipe
1. Three Cups Of Fresh Peeled And Chopped Tomatoes.
2. One Half Teaspoon Baking Soda.
3. Four Tablespoons Butter. ( Real Butter Not Margarine )
4. Four Tablespoons All Purpose Plain Flour.
5. One Tablespoon Sugar.
6. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
7. Four Cups Whole Milk.
8. One Half Cup Fine Diced White Onion.
9. One Pinch Of Nutmeg.
Now you want to melt your butter over low heat and then add your onions to the pan and stir with a wooden spoon while the onion cooks. You want the onion to cook until it is soft and done but not browned.
Sprinkle your flour into the pan over the cooked butter and onion and stir to mix it in well for two to three minutes.
Slowly stir in the milk while the pan is on low heat. Mix the baking soda in with your tomatoes and then add your tomatoes into the milk. Now you can add in the remaining ingredients. The pinch of nutmeg is just that a small pinch between two fingers.
Bring the heat up to medium for a couple of minutes. Now turn the heat off and allow the soup to cool. When the soup is cool enough you want to pour your soup into a blender and blend it on high until the soup is pureed. Once you have all the soup pureed you can return it to the pot. When you have your grilled cheese sandwiches ready just heat up the soup and sprinkle the top of the heated soup with a little fresh chopped parsley. In case you're wondering the addition of the baking soda prevents your milk from curdling.
Yes its that easy and now you have one of the best cream of tomato soups that you'll ever taste in your life.
More About The Grilled Cheese Sandwich
You will find people putting grilled cheese sandwiches together with the addition of peppers, tomatoes, and onions, I've made them with grilled bell peppers and grilled onions. People today are making grilled cheese sandwiches out of all things, goat cheese. Goat cheese makes a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich. And on a side note, April is grilled cheese sandwich month.
You really should try American cheese, grilled onions, grilled bell peppers, and softly grilled garden fresh tomatoes on sour dough bread with a little mayonnaise, ground sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper. This is a sandwich you won't soon forget. Its so delicious.
Grilled cheese is known in some parts of the United States as a special, toasted cheese, a cheese toastie, or just simply grilled cheese.
You'll find all kinds of little sandwich grills now being sold and they all help you to make wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches. I love all kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches and I bet you would to if you would give them a try.
It wasn't long after grilled cheese sandwiches were made that someone somewhere came up with the ideal of adding ham to the sandwich and then you had a delicious hot ham and cheese sandwich.
The Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich
In 2004 a woman made a grilled cheese sandwich for her 10 year old daughter. She said that you could see a picture of the Virgin Mary in the grilled bread the sandwich was made out of and she sold the sandwich on E Bay for $28.000. And get this the sandwich had a bite taken out of it.
The USA Makes More Cheese Than Any Other Nation
The United States produces more Mozzarella Cheese than any other kind of cheese. And the United States is the leading producer of cheese producing 4275 tons a year. Can you say cheese. Greece is second with a average of 1927 tons a year. The average person in the world consumes about 32 pounds of cheese a year. And mice really don't like cheese. It doesn't taste good to them. Chocolate is really their favorite food but its not good for them.
Did you know that in the 1930s and 40's that grilled cheese was most often served open face with the cheese melted on top of one piece of bread. It wasn't until the early 1950s that some one slapped the other piece of bread on top and the modern grilled cheese sandwich was born.
Americans make an average of 2.2 Billion yes billion grilled cheese sandwiches a year. Most are made with white bread and yellow American Cheese. Most are actually fried in a skillet or pan in a little butter or margarine. And now you know one of Americas greatest secrets which is its love affair with the grilled cheese sandwich.
Think Outside The Box When It Comes To Grilled Cheese
No recipe or ideal is written in stone. Come up with your own ideals for grilled cheese sandwiches and give them a try. You just may come up with the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. If ou have ideals or comments feel free to post them in the comment section below.
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More Great Ideals For A Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
1. Sliced Pickled Beets, Arugula, And Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich.
2. BLT Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
3. Kale, Grilled Garlic and Goat Cheese Sandwich.
4. Chilli Releno Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
5. French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
6. Green Tomato, Brie, And Goat Cheese Grilled Sandwich.
7. Grilled Turkey, Brie, And Cranberries Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
8. Dill, American Cheese, and Cucumber Grilled On Rye Bread.
9. Nacho Game Day Grilled Sandwich.
10. Spinach And Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
11. Mozzarella Super Foods Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
12. Brussels Sprouts And Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
13. Brautwurst, Sauerkraut, And Munster Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
14. Brie And Roasted Grape Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
15. Buffalo Chicken And Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
16. Bacon, Blackberry Jam And American Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
And there you have 16 more ideals for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. The sandwiches are featured in the photo above so you can see what the finished sandwich looks like.
How To Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Granny Smith Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Here you will want to find regular plain unseasoned goat cheese in the dairy section of your local supermarket. You will want to use raisin bread to make your Granny Smith Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with. To make your sandwiches you will also need.
1. Very thin slices of Yellow Onion sliced very thin.
2. Very thin slices of Granny Smith Apples.
3. Plain Unseasoned Goat Cheese.
4. Salt and Black Pepper to taste.
You will want to use regular raisin bread for your sandwiches and you want to make sure that your yellow onion and Granny Smith Apples are sliced as thin as paper. You should be able to find white unseasoned goat cheese in your local supermarket.
Put your sandwices together and fry them in real butter not margarine. The real butter is very important for the taste of your sandwiches.
Once you have the sandwiches put together grill them on a flat top grill or in a frying pan. If you would like to press your sandwiches place a heavy frying pan on top of the sandwich while it is grilling.
Your Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich
You can make a really great grilled cheese sandwich from yellow American Cheese , mayonaise , and white bread.
Put your sandwich together and grill it in real butter not margarine and you will have a wonderful tasty sandwich.
What is your favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Have you ever tried variations of grilled cheese sandwiches. Why not post your comments , tips , and suggestions below now.
Grilled Cheese Gets An update
Did you know that the grilled cheese sandwich which is a classic American confort food has grown up. Most of us think about a delicious classic grilled cheese sandwich beside a bowl of tomato soup but let me tell you the grilled cheese sandwich has grown up especially now days with delicious items like herbed goat cheese available in your average local supermarket.
The grilled cheese sandwich is nothing new its just that we have come up with creative new ideals for making grilled cheese sandwiches. Have you ever had goat cheese? You can now find a creamy white herbed goat cheese available at your local supermarket and it makes a wonderfully delicious grilled cheese sandwich like nothing you've ever had before.
If possible obtain some sprigs of fresh purple basil and chop your fresh basil up fine to go on your grilled goat cheese sandwiches. The flavors will simply explode in your mouth and you'll find yourself wondering why you never had grilled goat cheese sandwices before.
You can try several variations of grilled goat cheese sandwiches by adding one of the below ingredients to your grilled goat cheese sandwiches when you are putting your goat cheese sandwiches together.
1. Add crisp slices of bacon. , ( Try Applewood Bacon if available in your area)
2. Add a tablespoon of honey to each sandwich.
3. Add very thin slices of tomato to each sandwich.
4. Add very thin slices of purple sweet onion to each sandwich.
Each of the above ingredients will add a unique and interesting flavor to your grilled goat cheese sandwich. Try making your grilled goat cheese sandwiches on honey wheat or pumpernickle bread.
Keep in mind that if you apply a thin coat of butter to the outside of the sandwich your sandwiches will brown evenly all over.
If you can find fresh sprigs of basil you will really want to add some finely chopped basil to your sandwich as this adds great flavor. Or you can try finely diced fresh rosemary.
Keep in mind that your making a sandwich that you want to taste wonderful so be sure to use real butter making your sandwich.
And I'm sure you can come up with some of your own ideals for making your grilled goat cheese sandwiches how you want them. If you have comments , tips , or suggestions please post them now. And thanks for reading my hub page on grilled goat cheese sandwiches.
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