Inside-Out Grilled Cheese Sandwich

14 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“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

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Original recipe yields 1 sandwich

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Directions

  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.

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Reviews (14)

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jules218
12

jules218

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, but use an especially non stick pan, and if not up the butter if you want the cheese to stay intact. We use all sorts of different cheese, like of course American, Swiss, Pepperocini cheese, Fresh Mozzarella, and the list continues. Sometimes we add fresh tomato, but season first with salt and pepper, or ham, or bacon. I especially like Baby Swiss with Dijon mustard, and crispy pickles chips. Enjoy!

Jan
12

Jan

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

Coleykim
9

Coleykim

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 flavor and crunch that offset the melted cheese inside. All I can say is wow, I might make another one! Coleykim

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 564 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 43.4 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 855 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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