Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Parmesan crusted grilled cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a pretty easy, basic, last resort kind of sandwich for me. Usually I just use the Sara Lee Whole Wheat, Kraft slices, and butter. Good enough. I'm at my parents' house for three weeks, though, and my mom keeps all kinds of goodies on hand when we visit. My mom buys large quantities of sourdough bread and Clearman's Spread to make "cheese toast" for the kids in the morning. THAT is some good breakfast food, too. That's not what this post is about, though. This post is about what I like to do with the sourdough.
Today Ezra wanted a sandwich. I think he was thinking along the lines of the Rubyclub he had yesterday at Ruby's restaurant. We didn't have those ingredients on hand. We did have the ingredients for this, though: sourdough bread with butter and Kraft Parmesan cheese on the outside and Tillamook medium cheddar and Tillamook jack cheese inside. I did, of course, take a bite to  make sure it was tasty enough to eat. Oh my gosh I'm going to have to make one for myself tomorrow. It's buttery, crisp and flavorful on the outside and fantastically cheesy on the inside. Do it. You will love it.

My Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread (San Francisco style preferably)
  • 1/8-inch layer of medium cheddar cheese
  • 1/8-inch layer of jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons Kraft grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
Butter the "outside" of one of the slices of bread, sprinkle with a teaspoon of Parmesan and spread again with a knife to make the cheese stick into the butter. Place butter-side down on pan. Place cheddar and jack cheeses on bread, making sure the entire surface is covered.
Butter the outside of the other slice of bread, sprinkle with the other teaspoon of Parmesan and spread to make cheese stick. Place this slice of bread, buttered side up on top of the cheese.
Cook until bottom is a nicely browned, then carefully flip with a spatula. Cook until that side is nicely browned.
Remove from heat, cut into two pieces, and carefully enjoy.
Makes 1 sandwich.


  1. Add a bit of sliced onoin, and it would be perfect!

  2. OMG...I so have to try this!!! I know my son and I would LOVE it.


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