The Keys to Making Your Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet
What makes this grilled cheese recipe gourmet are several key aspects, all of which are optional or interchangeable.
Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet with 2 Cheeses
- 4 slices bread
- 2 slices American cheese
- 2 slices Provolone cheese
- 1 tbsp butter
- Make each sandwich: Add 1 slice of American cheese and 1 slice of Provolone between 2 bread slices and set aside.
- Heat a frying pan to medium and enough butter for one side of each sandwich to start melting. Add each sandwich and use a spatula to move each around in the pan to get coated on one side with the melted butter.
- Add small slices of butter across each sandwich top.
- After 1-2 minutes, use a spatula to lift and inspect one side of a sandwich. When browned enough, turn each sandwich over to brown the other side. After 1-2 minutes, repeat inspection, and serve when done.
The Fancy Cheese is the First Key for Gourmet Status
One key aspect that makes this grilled cheese recipe gourmet, is that you use 2 slices of cheese; one of them is American cheese and the other is Provolone cheese.
Grilling in Butter is the 2nd Key
Next, ensure you grill it in butter, instead of margarine. It’s a world of difference. And, when you grill it, ensure it’s at a modest medium heat to avoid burning the butter and to allow the cheeses time to melt and meld together.
To take it even further, you can also sprinkle a pinch of garlic powder on top of just one bread slice per sandwich during grilling. And, to finish out the gourmet status, make it using homemade bread.
You will have turned a simple classic American sandwich into a multi-star feature production getting lots of “Wows”!
Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet Simple Options
This gourmet grilled cheese recipe is exceptionally simple and easy to make. I still here a lot of “Wow” comments, even on repeat meals.
Here are a few options to make it just a tad simpler, if you choose. You can make both slices of cheese one kind, e.g., American cheese. If you use spreadable butter or margarine, you could spread it on the outer sides of both bread slices for each sandwich. That makes it easier to grill.
If you want to change it up, per individual, you can spread the condiment of yellow mustard inside a grilled cheese (before grilling).
A stark, out-of-this-world option is to make it a loaded grilled cheese. You can do this by adding in a leaf of lettuce and a slice or two of tomato just before grilling. In this example, you’ll also want to have 2 condiments spread on the bread. During preparation, one slice is spread with Dijon mustard, and the other is mayonnaise.
Recipe for Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
The recipe for grilled cheese and tomato soup covers two creations. The grilled cheese recipe gourmet method is below. The homemade tomato soup recipe, another gourmet item, is linked here and again after the grilled cheese gourmet recipe.
Sides for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Sides that go excellent with this Gourmet grilled cheese recipe are here. A good gourmet tomato soup recipe is below, along with some other ideas besides just tomato soup. Beyond those, you can also think of having these:
- French fries
- Tator Tots
- hash browns
- potato chips
- dill pickle spear
- Celery Soup (clear)
- Onion Soup
- Cole slaw
- apple sauce
- carrot sticks
- celery sticks
- dip for fresh veggies (like carrots and celery)
- potato salad.
Other Main Sandwiches
Other main sandwiches that go with tomato soup are also given here as options besides grilled cheese.
As you can see, grilled cheese can go from the Classic recipe to a Gourmet recipe with just a few easy changes. And, with even more shown options, you can completely change it up.
I’d like to hear from you on how you have changed up your Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Other readers would be interested to hear also. Send me a comment below!