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  1. Crazysanman

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    The grilled cheese sandwich. One of man's greatest creations. A thick oozing grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of soup on a cold day is a ticket straight to heaven. There are many ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich. What's your favorite?

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    You'd be in hog heaven up at "Melt Bar and Grilled" in Cleveland, OH then. Grilled cheese sandwiches of all kinds and craft beers galore. meltbarandgrilled.com
     
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    The bread can vary, but my "go to" cheese is white American, to which I add sliced jalapeño or habañero pepper. Pan-fried in a cast iron skillet with plenty of butter...I'm getting hungry now ;-)

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    Good home made bread, good Swiss cheese, bacon,tomato. Mmmmm
     
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    Bread brushed with olive oil, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.
     
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    I use pimento cheese sometimes. joe
     
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    Some nice crusty French bread, your choice of cheese - I like American, with bacon and fire roasted poblano chili peppers. Cook in a hot cast iron skillet with ample butter, slightly pressed as the cheese melts.
     
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    Slice some bread I just finished baking

    melt some butter (or bacon fat) into the cast iron skillet

    butter both sides of the bread

    put slices of velveta inside

    Fry up nice n crispy and burnt to your taste

    put a few dill pickle slices on the plate and a nice bowl of tater soup.
     
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    Not my recipe, but during a winter cabin-camp trip with some friends a buddy made a bunch of them the following way:

    Sourdough bread smeared liberally with garlic butter.
    Sharp cheddar or Colby (I'm sure just about any cheese is good)
    Couple strips of thick cut bacon.

    In. Credible.
     
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    Man, I'm getting really hungry now.
     
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    I haven't tried this yet, but I heard of using mayo instead of butter. Sounds good to me!
     
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    Not terribly "buscrafty" but I like mine with sauerkraut, cheddar cheese, bacon, spicy brown mustard, on sour dough.
     
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    A couple of slices of a good bread of your choice, mostly what I have on hand, and then a slice of Tillamook sharp cheddar and a slice of havarti, makes an excellent grilled cheese and add some homemade or Trader Joe's tomato soup. Even the grandkids like it and we had it just this week. Grilled on my Lodge griddle of course.
    Something about combining the cheeses that give it just a little added touch.
     
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    My own sourdough plus a few gourmet cheeses (gouda, fontina, cheddar, swiss -- it's nice to mix it up).

    Slow toast in cast iron with Kerrygold Irish butter. Sometimes I turn it into a turkey melt with Boar's head or some other nice brand. Always great.
     
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    Wheat bread, spread with real mayonaise, two slices of American cheese (or Velveeta slices) and then fried in bacon grease by preference, butter as a second choice. Jalapeno slices can be added before cooking if desired.
     
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    It is really really really good! I was skeptical at first then I tried it. You can't taste the mayo, and the bread stays moist inside and gets crispy on the outside. It doesn't get greased down and soggy.
     
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    Sourdough bread, real butter, and yellow American cheese from the deli counter. Oh so good. I like a simple sandwich. As a bonus either Campbell's tomato soup or chicken noodle soup to dip it in.
     
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    Try adding a little mac & cheese between your cheese layers of choice. Its good and very filling!
     
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    Sourdough bread, favorite cheese and try a little garlic and parmesan cheese on the outside as you grill it.
     
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    I have started using coconut oil on the bread, which I like how it spreads and chrisps up and usually do American cheese for the kids. If I happen to have some leftover taco meat it goes well In the middle of two thin slices of cheddar. I have also made them with Brie and honey which is a nice treat!
     
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    cast iron pan, home made bread,( biscuits work well too) velveeta cheese, cooked in bacon fat
     
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    We have one in columbus now too

    Wait times are redonk but i bet theyre worth it
     
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    New place in our area is "TomChee" - part of a chain. Lot of different grilled cheese sandwiches, also some grilled cheese 'donuts', guaranteed artery clogging sugar shocking goodness. :)
     
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    There was a different thread, with a different recipe, with these same guys.....he/ they know how to cook over a fire! EDIT: I really like his cleaver/ knife, too
     
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    Add a very thin onion and tomato slice. Eat with tomato soup.
     
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    no kidding. I'm doing a mental inventory of my refrigerator now...
     
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    Rustic Italian "slipper bread", smoked gouda, thinly sliced Kosher pickles, and thickly sliced bacon prosciutto. Pan fry on low heat in salted butter until the cheese starts to ooze onto the pan. Yummylicious. Serve with a side of your fave tater chips, and a bowl of thick New England clam chowder.
     
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    Grilled Cheese is just about the only thing I like American cheese on. It just works. Especially if you have an acidic soup, like tomato, to cut through the gluey texture. Magical.

    Beware, though, there is a vast and vocal internet community that would balk at calling many of these creations 'grilled cheese' as anything with more than bread, spread, and cheese is a technically a 'melt'. (Tuna melt, patty melt, spam melt, etc.)

    It's all good with me, though. They all look mouth watering.
     
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    I typically take what ever cheese we have at the time normally 2 or 3 kinds, regular white bread, use clarified butter in the cast iron and put the bread in. Melting the butter in the pan is my secret to making them exactly how the wife wants. Which is what's important! It keeps from over buttering or clumps.
     
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    Nothing super fancy but this is how I make mine.
    Two slices of white bread, spread mayo on each side, Two slices of velveeta cheese (it's the smoothest and tastes better than the Kraft slices to me), Land o lakes butter in the skillet, then a few slices of butter on the top piece.
    Skillet above medium temp, not high. Season with some pepper, garlic salt, a little Tony's and some herbs de Provence.
    Flip a few times til almost burnt, but not quite.

    Oozy and crunchy goodness with some tomato bisque soup!
     
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    russian rye bread white american cheese bacon and use mayo insted of butter a cup of ministroni soup with a thick crust of grated parmeshan on top....
     
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    Rye bread
    Tomato
    Mustard
    American or Swiss
    Fried in butter.
     
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    This thread does not bode well for me. Annual physical is Friday and I'm sure the doc has his recurring speech cued up regarding my cigars and, yes... grilled cheese. The only time I don't have grilled cheese for breakfast is when in the bush or doing the local diner with some other retirees. I just picked up another year's worth of ideas here, too. Thanks!
     
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    Sourdough bread, Velveeta cheese, real butter in a cast iron skillet. Sometimes I like to had a thick slice of ham and will shake a little Tonys or some Italian seasoning on thr bread.
     
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    American cheese on the inside . Spread mayo on the outside then coat with parmesan cheese . Butter in the pan and cook like normally . The parm makes a crispy cheesy crust .
     
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    Pretty sure saw these guys on shark tank!

    For me thinly sliced onions, a good bread, and any combo of cheeses, especially smoked gouda, toasted to nice golden brown!
     
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    My favorite is French bread, sharp cheddar, bacon, and sliced apples toasted in cast iron with lots of butter. So good, now if you will excuse me I need to go make a sandwich...
     
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    Recently I smoked some bacon over cherry wood. After 2 hours at about 200 degrees, the bacon was cooked through, but would still bend under its own weight ( I hate crunchy bacon). I buttered bread on both sides (would have preferred sour dough bread but didn't have it) and placed in hot skillet with additional butter. I placed 1 slice of muenster cheese on 1 slate of bread, place 3 strips of smoked bacon on top, added a slice of swiss cheese, topped that with a hard fried egg (over well- no runny yolk) and finally a slice of provolone cheese and the other slice of bread. Cook on medium heat to allow the cheese to melt around other ingredients as the bread toasts to a nice, crisp, golden brown.
    Serve with a bowl of campbell's tomato soup warmed with a sprig of fresh rosemary in soup (toss rosemary before serving).
    This is as close to a gourmet grilled cheese as I have created.
     
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    Butter melting in the pan, with a sprinkle of salt

    Any good white bread, spread with:
    Sambal Oelek (ground chili paste), or
    Hot Dijon mustard, or
    Sprinkled lavishly with chili powder

    Two slices of cheddar or American cheese,
    Lots of sliced onion,

    Open-faced, with lid while cooking, or slice of bread.
    Bonus points if the cheese oozes outs and gets browned.
     
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    French bread, sharp white cheddar, crispy bacon fried in butter.

    Damn. Now I'll have to go home for lunch and make one.
     
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    Grilled cheese has been on the menu around here for two days now thanks to you guys. Nobody is complaining. :D :D Thanks everyone! Keep the suggestions coming!
     
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    Sounds WEIRD, but...

    · Sourdough bread* sliced fairly thin, buttered on the outside.

    · Add liberal amount of Swiss or Provolone cheese

    · Add a tablespoon of Strawberry or Black Raspberry jam

    · Assemble and cook in a hot skillet or a Paninni press.

    It's gooey and tastes amazing. The sweetness of the jam counterbalances the tartness of the cheese. You'll get addicted to this, especially if you try different cheese-jam combos until you find your favorite.

    * I've found that breads other than sourdough get too soggy. Sourdough stays nice and crisp when toasted.

    Steve
     
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    Sourdough always. Usually american with a little pepper jack and a few slabs of bacon in between. Cooked in bacon grease with butter on the bread. Cast iron skillet is always seems to make it better but that may just be in my head.
     
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    Two thin slices of {your favorite} bread.
    One (or many) slices of {your favorite} cheese.

    Prepare two of these sandwiches, grilled as you like them, and use them as the upper and lower bun for a hamburger. Optionally, add cheese for a cheeseburger.
     
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    My favourite takes some work. It is worth it.

    Take thin sliced hard salami of whatever sort you like best. Fry until crispy, then set on a paper towel to cool. You want it to crack and crumble when poked.

    Take thin sliced sourdough and butter liberally.

    Place one medium thick slice of Muenster cheese on each slice of bread.

    Spread a dollop of spicy Pimento cheese one one slice of bread on top of the Muenster.

    Place a slice or two of the fried salami on the Pimento cheese. Smash the salami a little.

    Place the other slice of bread/cheese on top. Smush flat-ish.

    Cook to taste in your skillet, using butter only. Anything else is a sin. I like mine almost burned and melted like hot tar.

    I also love a good sharp cheddar grilled cheese with a splash of Worcestershire sauce and a thin coat of horseradish.
     
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    For me it's usually Kraft cheese slices and ham, but any melty cheese will do. Don't usually put any butter on the bread, you know, gotta watch the calories! :4:

    I overloaded this one a bit too much!

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