Linda’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Grilled Cheese Sandwich


A good grilled cheese sandwich is a real treat and much beloved by most children.  The difference between a lousy one and a great one is using good quality ingredients and paying attention to the cooking.  I used to give my children the choice of having their sandwich cut in squares or triangles.  They liked to have some say in their lives and it was fun to offer them the choice.


For each serving:


slices good quality white sandwich bread
slices Deluxe American cheese (I usually use Kraft deli Deluxe
American cheese)
tablespoons butter  
Dill pickles slices



Melt butter in a heatproof cup in the microwave oven.  Put the cheese between the two slices of bread.  Brush the top of the sandwich with half of the butter.  I usually use a silicone pastry brush to spread the melted butter.


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Place the sandwich in the pan, buttered side down.  Brush the unbuttered top with the remaining butter.  Cook until the down side is browned, flip and brown the other side.  Do not squash the sandwich with the spatula.  Watch carefully.  You want the cheese to melt, so you do not want to brown the bread too fast.  When done, remove from heat and cut in half or fourths.  Serve the sandwich immediately with dill pickle slices. 


This sandwich is good with potato chips and/or tomato soup.