In my time at university I ate a lot, watched a lot and learnt a little….just joking I didn’t eat that much. Anyway whilst I was there I discovered a delicious little sandwich that makes the perfect midnight and daytime snack. What sandwich is am I talking about? Well the famous Grilled Cheese sandwich of course. The first time I ever heard about this “phenomenon” was whilst watching Jersey Shore. From the way they raved on about it, I thought it must be something quite special, but maybe not too complex since a group of drunken room mates were able to make it, after a crazy night of drinking and fighting. So I took myself to the kitchen and followed the basic instructions to create this wonderful concoction. It turns out a grilled cheese sandwich truly is a wonderful concoction, full of flavour and melted cheese oozing from the hot slightly toasted bread; why hadn’t I heard of this before? Oh but I had; you see the grilled cheese is just like melted cheese on toast, or a cheese toastie; but yet it is oh so different, the grilled cheese seems to have more flavour, it is more exciting, and it has more character. This simple yet delicious snack will make your mouth water and leave you wanting more. What I love about grilled cheese sandwiches is that you can enjoy them whenever and however you like. Even your left over meat from the night before will make the perfect filling; add some tomatoes, onions or chillies, smothered in cheese and voila!!
Prep & Cooking time: 20-25 mins
- Any meat – steak, brisket, chicken, tuna (about a handful per person)
- 340g of Cheddar cheese (or your preferred cheese)
- ¼ of a medium/large onion, sliced
- Mayonnaise (optional)
- 2 Slices of bread (brown or white)
- 3 tbsps vegetable oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
On medium heat, in a medium sized pan heat up the oil.
Cut up your meat and onions and grate your cheese; and set them aside. If you want to, you can fry your onions until they are golden brown.
Assemble your sandwich; butter your bread, then spread some mayonnaise over the butter. Sprinkle a good amount of cheese over the mayonnaise, and add your onions and meat on top of the cheese. Once you’ve added all of your meat and onions to your sandwich, sprinkle more cheese on top and place the second slice of bread over the top. Now slice your sandwich in half and fry it, about 10 mins on each side. Make sure to turn the sandwich regularly so that it doesn’t burn.
Fry until it is brown on each side and the cheese is melted and oozing.
Serve hot with a beverage of your choice.