Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to Make a Better Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I'm hooked on Ruth Reichl new column! Each week she shares tricks and tips on how to make our favourite meals even more irresistible. Pretty cool, isn't it? And guess what, the other week she wrote about her take on the warm, gooey and perfect-for-lazy-evenings: grilled cheese sandwich. Bingo! So, here are Ruth's three little tricks that tickled my fancy immediately and hopefully will make us all enjoy our chees-y goodness even more:

*Always use butter (spreading it inside and outside of the bread) but never margarine.
*Spread grated (good quality) cheese rather than sliced for quicker and more even melting.
*And my favourite one: add a gentle swipe of mustard (or horseradish) to the inside of the bread for that extra layer of flavour.

Mmm...everything tastes so much better with mustard, especially Dijon, doesn't it? Lovelies, do you have a secret ingredient that you add to your grilled cheese sandwich? Do share...xo

P.S: How funny that tiny little changes can make such a big difference in taste.
P.P.S: Also, here are three other sandwiches I love, including the funny (and a bit gross) tricky one.

(Photos by Honest Fare, Closet Cooking & Whitney Chen)