Listen. We know we’ve said it before about grilled cheese. We know we’re always going on about a new technique, fresh flavor combos, bread substitutions and construction options sure to take a grilled cheese sandwich to the next level, or at least make it a little more special. But how could we stop, when there are SO many ways to make the best sandwich even better?! We’d never forgive ourselves if you missed out on a fabulous tip, so today we’re bringing you yet another one: the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Toastie, courtesy of Jamie Oliver.
“OK,” we can hear you thinking. “You’ve called plenty of things ‘the ultimate’ before, so what makes this one so great? Is it really so special?” Friends, the answer is an absolutely resounding YES. We’ve got two words for you: Cheese Crown.
That’s right, we said “cheese crown.” Jamie’s recipe takes what everybody loves about a grilled sandwich – the cheese, of course – and simply gives us all more of it, on every single part of the dish both inside and out. The crown adds just a little bit of flair to make it a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Bonus: it’s easier to do than you think.
This grilled cheese sandwich recipe starts as all do: gathering your ingredients! The beautiful thing here is that because this recipe is all about extra steps, not crazy extra materials, so you can use whatever you prefer. At the most basic, grab 2 slices of basic white bread – each about ⅓-inch (1 centimeter) thick – your favorite cheese to grill, like a nice cheddar or Red Leicester, and some butter or mayo.
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