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Quick Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Updated on November 26, 2017

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Many times I like to just have a grilled cheese sandwich. These are quick and easy. I have heard that you can also use mayonnaise for the coating on the outside, since mayonnaise has eggs and they fry nicely to a browned crunchy coating.

I, however, just coat mine with butter, spreading a goodly amount across the outside of the sandwich and frying them until they are very dark tan. The butter caramelizes into the bread and the flavor is amazing. Sometimes, I sprinkle garlic powder on the last side that I flip, for that added bit of flavor.

Some people like the additional garlic, some do not. This sandwich is good dipped in a hot, tomato soup, as well.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 1 grilled sandwich
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Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 piece sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
coat outside of sandwich with butter
coat outside of sandwich with butter
cheese slice inside, and no butter inside.
cheese slice inside, and no butter inside.
see how butter melts on pan from bread.. No additional butter is required in pan.
see how butter melts on pan from bread.. No additional butter is required in pan.
If you cover the pan, the cheese will melt faster.
If you cover the pan, the cheese will melt faster.
you can flip the sandwiches over several times, to get an even caramelizing
you can flip the sandwiches over several times, to get an even caramelizing
add garlic powder towards end of cooking, if you wish
add garlic powder towards end of cooking, if you wish
see how the butter sizzles by the edges
see how the butter sizzles by the edges
cheese melts
cheese melts
outside browns
outside browns
Finished. Melted. Caramelized butter. Crispy bread. Delicious!
Finished. Melted. Caramelized butter. Crispy bread. Delicious!

If You Use Mayonnaise instead of Butter - This is what It Will Look Like

Using Mayonnaise instead of butter for outside Flavor, like french toast.
Using Mayonnaise instead of butter for outside Flavor, like french toast.

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      10 months ago from Minnesota

      Nesper Stumbleduck. Well, I had to go butter a piece of bread and put some mayonnaise on a piece of bread and fry it to see what the difference was. My preference, at this moment, would be to use butter. The mayonnaise was okay, but it's got egg in it and the egg cooks up like a fried egg on the outside of your sandwich. Almost like french toast. It took about 6 minutes to fry it to the point where there was browning. Now, if you had a second piece of bread on the top, that would mean that it would take an additional 6 minutes to fry the other side of your sandwich. I guess, it's a personal choice. If you have mayonnaise and no butter, I'd be confident that it would turn out fairly similar with the mayonnaise, but, since I have butter, I prefer the salty, buttery flavor. So, yes. I now have experience with this. Thank you.

    • RockGnomeWizard profile image

      Nesper Stumbleduck 

      10 months ago from USA

      Looks good! I hear that some people use mayo instead of butter. Do you have any experience with this?

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