16 ways with grilled cheese
Give in to our mouthwatering variations on the classic comfort food
1. Butter bread slices on 1 side. Turn them over. Lay 2 cheese slices on 1 bread slice. Top with the other bread slice, buttered side up.
2. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Flick a drop of water into the pan; if it sizzles and evaporates, the pan is hot enough.
3. Put sandwich, buttered side down, in pan. Let it cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden and crunchy underneath. Turn and let cook another 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden and crunchy.
Choose a cheese that melts well, such as cheddar, jack, Colby, gruyère, Swiss, fontina, provolone, or brie.
But why stop there?
This version is like a Monte Cristo ― only better. The parmesan crust is pure genius.
Recipe: Golden Gate Grilled CheeseFrom Britta Glade, Orinda, CA
Make the marmalade ahead so you can whip these babies out in just a few minutes. Leftover marmalade is terrific on pork chops and roast beef.
From Bill Gaines, Manteca, CA
We love how spicy this sandwich is, but if you prefer less heat, cut back on the chipotle mayo and the green chiles.
Recipe: Simple, Classic Grilled Cheese
Recipe: Kate’s Grilley