One of our favorite meals for lunch is a childhood favorite ~ grilled cheese sandwiches! 🙂 So I stepped up to the stovetop today to cook Grilled Swiss Cheese Sandwiches on homemade buttermilk bread (see my post under the Baking Category) for lunch, as it had been some time since we’d enjoyed them. My favorite cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches is either Swiss or Provolone, but any quality cheese you enjoy works fine as well.
In a flat pan over medium heat, I melt a pat of butter and prepare the first sandwich by spreading both slices with butter, and letting the cheese slices warm to room temperature from the refrigerator. Once the pan’s warm and the butter’s melted, add the bread slices ‘butter side down’ and arrange the cheese slices so they cover the entire bread surfaces once joined together.
Check the bread slices using a spatula until slightly browned and the cheese is melted, and then flip one slice onto the other ~ it’s easy to miss like I did and not get the alignment right, but your taste buds won’t mind. Turn the sandwich over in the pan a few times until you’re happy with a nicely browned surface on both sides, and serve on a plate.
It’s easiest to cut the sandwich using the edge of the spatula, as it makes a nice straight crease. Today I used a knife, and the spatula technique is easier, faster, and makes a better cut ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂