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Old 04-15-2017, 12:53 PM
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I've traditionally used butter but learned the mayo trick this past year. I think it works quite well, worth trying if you haven't.

Of course, the standard white bread and American cheese is the common variety, but mild cheddar is pretty good. 1/2 & 1/2 blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack works and you can sub pepper Jack for some heat. For something really different try a Swiss and Gruyere blend. Another neat variety is to use a smoked cheese.

Sourdough is a tasty upgrade to the plain white bread, especially with some of the more creative cheese choices.

If you want to get really fancy, try throwing in some fresh chives or basil.

But really it depends on your audience. For kids, simple works best, typically.
Thanks Eric. Great suggestions.....I've already been thinking about how to incorporate some fresh jalapeño peppers in to the mix.
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Old 04-15-2017, 02:39 PM
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Thanks Eric. Great suggestions.....I've already been thinking about how to incorporate some fresh jalapeño peppers in to the mix.
That would work - I'd dice them then sauté them separately then spread them on top of the cheese while assembling the sandwich. I think that'd come out better than adding them raw.
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Old 04-15-2017, 05:01 PM
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That would work - I'd dice them then sauté them separately then spread them on top of the cheese while assembling the sandwich. I think that'd come out better than adding them raw.
Yes, I don't think they would get ample cook time, just throwing them in on top of the cheese. I think I will try the mayo on the outside, this time. I can see how that would work just fine.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:50 PM
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A grilled PB&J is a good one too.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:39 PM
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I have a gate marked #7 griddle with the #7 raised on the handle that has been passed down since it was purchased many years ago. I'm 62 and was that unsupervised 5 year old standing in a chair to cook grilled cheese sandwiches. I grew up on extra sharp cheddar on white bread, but I like variety and try all kinds of bread and cheese variations. I do use butter on the bread and cook it a bit slow to make sure the cheese melts completely. A couple of my favorite combinations are extra sharp cheddar sliced thin along with some Harvarti on sourdough bread. Another is pepper jack and extra sharp cheddar on multi grain. Last night I made an omelette with sautéed onions & home made jalapeño relish, and added some blue cheese crumbles.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:11 PM
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A grilled PB&J is a good one too.
And I got just the #3 for that ...

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I have a gate marked #7 griddle with the #7 raised on the handle that has been passed down since it was purchased many years ago. I'm 62 and was that unsupervised 5 year old standing in a chair to cook grilled cheese sandwiches. I grew up on extra sharp cheddar on white bread, but I like variety and try all kinds of bread and cheese variations. I do use butter on the bread and cook it a bit slow to make sure the cheese melts completely. A couple of my favorite combinations are extra sharp cheddar sliced thin along with some Harvarti on sourdough bread. Another is pepper jack and extra sharp cheddar on multi grain. Last night I made an omelette with sautéed onions & home made jalapeño relish, and added some blue cheese crumbles.
Thanks Russell.....that X-sharp and sourdough sounds great
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:46 PM
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I do grilled ham & cheddar or colby jack or manchego cheese. But I put some sliced up sweet hot red peppers in there. Trader Joe's sells them in small jars.
Gives the sandwich a little kick. It's delicious! (Oh, I use butter, but I'm open to trying the mayo alternative)
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:03 PM
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Here is a recipe for a Brie and strawberry grilled cheese, with or without chocolate. The article claims April is grilled cheese month.
http://www.fivehearthome.com/2015/04...out-chocolate/
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:58 PM
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Here is a recipe for a Brie and strawberry grilled cheese, with or without chocolate. The article claims April is grilled cheese month.
http://www.fivehearthome.com/2015/04...out-chocolate/
Well, that's something. Oh, and "Grilled Cheese" month, eh ?
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:05 PM
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Good post Bonnie. You brought up two things I didn't know. A recipe for something as simple as grilled cheese that I wouldn't have thought of and the fact that April is grilled chees month.
I had fried cabbage with onions and potatoes in it tonight that I cooked in my CI Wagner that needed to be used. Me and my daughters dog "Rocky" shared it and we're both still alive. If I could just get him to cook for me I would love it.
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