Grilled Cheese… with a Twist!

You can’t expect to be amazing by doing the ordinary right? Well, my logic says the same goes for Grilled Cheese!

Being lactose intolerant I never ever ate grilled cheese but I get the obsession with it, especially when you get creative with the idea of grilled cheese.

So here’s my take! (Which my husband lost his mind over and I had to make it 3 days in a row!!

  • Loaf of Italian bread – store brand is great – you can use what you need and put the rest in a baggy in the fridge for a few days.
  • Cheese! Duhh.. What made mine different though – I used Chipotle Jack Cheese and Monterey Cheddar
  • Toppings – totally optional – my husband loves banana peppers and the flavor went extremely well with the cheeses I picked. Pepperoni is another good option, or tomatoes, etc.
  • Butter – lots of it! This is not a diet-friendly dish my friends. Sorry 🙂
  • Griddle (or pan is fine too!)

And here’s a step by step:

  1. Preheat your griddle to 375
  2. Slice 2 pieces of the loaf – a little less than an inch thick.
  3. Lightly butter the inside of both pieces of bread
  4. Thickly cut the cheese, layer one of top of the other – equal parts.
  5. Add other toppings in the middle of the cheese
  6. Place other slice of bread on top, butter up the griddle real well and plop that sucker on there!
  7. The key now is pressure – this is no dinky sandwich you’re about to produce.. This is a real “you deserve this” thick- ass grilled cheese of perfection – you’re going to need to use those baby biceps of yours and equally apply pressure (with a spatula) to the top of the sandwich.
  8. Flip after about 5 minutes, apply pressure again on and off for the 5 minutes, flip for another 3 minutes on each side. (Now because all griddles are different, this timing may not be best for you – so aim for a really nice golden brown coloring on both sides and the cheese to start oozing out. When it seems to have a good crunch to the outside of the bread, you’re in business!)
  9. Make sure to add a little extra butter when you flip and to the tops on each side.
  10. When you see the ooze, you’re good to go!
  11. Enjoy!



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