I have mentioned before that I only got into cooking and baking in the last couple of years. Well to let you know just how clueless I used to be in the kitchen, allow me to tell you a story. As a child who wouldn't touch red meat or seafood, I had a lot of grilled cheeses. We had a sandwich maker where I could put the cheese and bread into the little iron thing and out came two triangle grilled cheese pockets. Now, fast forward to my senior year of college. I was living with 3 of my lovely friends, one of which was a self-proclaimed trophy wife and another who ate buttered crackers as snacks. One day the one roommate who had any kitchen sense was gone, leaving the three clueless cooks in the house. One of my friends decided to make a grilled cheese but confessed she had never done so before. I promptly proclaimed myself queen of grilled cheese and wandered to the kitchen to help, only to discover that we didn't have a sandwich maker. I had to bow out of my title very quickly at this point. Finally she called her mom, who made fun of our lack of functional cooking skills, before telling us to butter the bread, put cheese in the middle and stick in a hot skillet. There are two points to this story 1. Grilled cheese sandwiches are totally worth learning to make and 2. If I can go from the
There is something so comforting and wonderful about grilled cheese. One of my current favorites is this simple Muenster and Havarti combo. I think one of the most important things to remember when doing something so simple is to make sure you get the best of the best when it comes to ingredients. You only have a couple so they should really shine. I didn't put actual measurements below because regardless of if you are making a single serving as lunch or many for a family picnic the technique is the same. I also recognize that there are many people who would say you have to butter the bread first but I butter the skillet. Getting cold butter on moist bread has usually ended in disaster for me. I think this way is just much easier. Enjoy!
Muenster and Havarti Grilled Cheese
Equal parts Muenster and Havarti Cheeses
Good quality bread
Melt about 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a skillet set over medium heat. Slather a little mustard on one slice of bread and top with the two cheeses. Place the cheese covered bread in the skillet. Take the other slice of bread and set in the skillet until the butter coats the side, then flip to the other side. Grill until golden brown. Take the bread slice without cheese and flip the grilled side onto the cheese. Turn the sandwich over and grill the other side until golden brown. Serve while hot.