And all God's people said, "We love Grilled Cheese!" Okay, that may be overstating it slightly, but there's no question that we have a love affair with the golden, melty, comforting goodness of "America's favorite sandwich." (We bestowed that title upon it. Don't question.) We've pulled together some guidelines (commandments, if you will) for creating a grilled cheese you can proud of. If you're gonna do it, do it right...right?
I. Thou shalt use the proper sliced bread. No fancy ciabatta. Good ol' sliced white or wheat.
II. Thou shalt choose the appropriate cheese. We love cheddar, American, mozzarella, Gruyere, and Brie. If thou choosest blue, Parmesan, or goat cheese, God shalt strike thee with a lightening bolt.
III. Thou shalt occasionally reward thyself with sumptuous add-ins like tomatoes, bacon, herbs, veggies, sliced fruit, and preserves.
IV. Thou shalt use butter on thy bread - and butter on thy griddle. If thou darest use cooking spray, thy house shall be consumed by locusts and thy water turned to low-sodium vegetable broth.
V. Thou shalt honor a "low and slow" cooking method. If thee dare cook in haste, thee shall have overly darkened bread and improperly melted cheese. Shame on thee.