There is a very good argument in favor of the grilled cheese sandwich being THE ultimate sandwich. Not only is it quick, cheap and easy to make but the warm, gooey, creamy taste makes it one of the ultimate comfort foods. It’s actually no wonder then that one of the big trends in foodie land recently has been the rise of the gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.
Eateries like Roxy’s Grilled Cheese in Boston, MeltKraft in Philadelphia, Short Order in LA and Daily Melt in Miami have introduced the gourmet grilled cheese to the hipster set with huge success. But you don’t have to spend $10+ a head in a trendy restaurant to enjoy a slightly elevated in stature grilled cheese sandwich. These clever grilled cheese hacks will allow you to whip up the ultimate gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at home, and your family – and your own tastebuds – will love you for it.
Swap Butter for Mayonnaise
Instead of spreading butter or margarine on the outside of the bread the next time you make grilled cheese swap it out for mayonnaise instead. This not only adds a little extra tang to the sandwich but will also help it brown more evenly and crisply and prevent burning (which we have all done once or twice before)