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Inside-Out Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
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"In my humble opinion, this crispy, crunchy, cheesy masterpiece is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. Make sure you follow some basic rules for this to work properly. Only use airy, nutritionally insignificant white bread. Use a nice sharp cheddar and be sure to use a quality non-stick pan over medium to medium-low heat."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 564
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 sandwich)

Directions

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  1. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Place bread slices in the skillet on top of the melted butter.
  2. Spread about 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese on one slice of bread; place the other slice of bread, butter-side up, on top of the cheese. Spread about 2 tablespoons of cheese on top of the sandwich.
  3. Melt remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter in the skillet next to the sandwich. Flip the sandwich onto the melted butter so that the cheese-side is facing down. Spread remaining cheese on top of the sandwich. Cook sandwich until cheese on the bottom is crispy and caramelized, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip sandwich and cook until cheese is crispy and caramelized on the other side, another 3 to 4 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 564 calories; 43.4 26 18.1 120 855 Full nutrition

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This sandwich is amazing. I didn't think a grilled cheese could be improved but I am mistaken. The cheese on the outside of the bread had an amazing crunch and a different almost smoked tasting ...

Most helpful critical review

Well, when time came to flip the sandwich I had to practically destroy it prying it off the pan. The same thing happened again with the flip side. It tasted fairly good, but it did not look li...

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This sandwich is amazing. I didn't think a grilled cheese could be improved but I am mistaken. The cheese on the outside of the bread had an amazing crunch and a different almost smoked tasting ...

This was simple to make and delicious. Another excellent recipe from Chef John.

This was an extra delish cheesy experience for the comfort food crew. Having the browned cheese with the gooey cheese and the buttery crispy bread, is the perfect meal for any time of the day, b...

Made grilled cheese like this by accident once upon a time when I tried to over-stuff the sammy w/ cheese and half of it fell back out...it was delicious and now we make them like this on purpos...

I used sliced cheese instead of shredded in the middle and it still melted wonderfully. We also prefer potato bread so I used that. Overall much easier to make than anticipated. Perfect blend of...

Genius! I never thought to add cheese to the outside so that the entire sandwich is browned cheese, bite after bite. Previously, whenever I would make grilled cheese, I'd let some cheese hang ...

Thanks Chef John! I made this by accident for my daughter once and now we make grilled cheese like this all the time. I love your comment about the non-nutritional white bread. You can even get ...

i DID NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SANDWHICHES I EVER HAD.

At first I was not sure if my kids would like it. To my surprise, my kids loved it. I will definitely keep this as an emergency meal.