I am a self-professed Gleek. Is anybody else with me?? My amazing friend Alana got me hooked on Glee and now I don’t know how I ever lived without it. Every night before bed I pop in a Glee DVD and watch 1 or 2 episodes. Recently, the “Grilled Cheesus” episode did more than entertain me with classics like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Billy Joel and Joan Osbourne; it gave me the burning desire to make Grilled Cheese.
I wasn’t lucky enough to see the face of Jesus pressed onto my bread, but I was lucky enough to make probably the most amazing Grilled Cheese sandwich ever; cooked perfectly to a gooey cheese center. As Finn would say, “Dear grilled cheesus. First of all you’re super delicious.”
Note: I wrote a recipe below but it is more of a guideline. Doesn’t everybody know the basics of making a Grilled Cheese? The secret here is in the garlic butter. All of the ingredients are dependent on how many sandwiches you will be making. I bet adding a slice or 2 of bacon would be really good, but I’ve never tried.
bread (we used whole wheat)
cheese (we used Colby Jack)
½ stick butter, softened (this was enough for 4 sandwiches)
garlic, minced (we used 3 cloves for 4 sandwiches)
There are 3 vital steps in this Grilled Cheese process that you MUST follow.
1. Use a good cheese (something other than Kraft singles people)
2. Make a simple garlic butter spread and use it liberally
3. Cook it low and slow so that the cheese melts before the bread burns
Start by mixing together butter and garlic for your spread. The amount of garlic depends on your own tastes. Spread the garlic butter on one slice of bread and place it butter side down on a pan over medium-low heat. Place 2 slices of cheese on top. Shake the pan gently to grease the pan. Put the second slice of bread on top and spread more garlic butter on top. Cook it low and slow; make sure to flip at least 1 or 2 times.
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