grilled cheese

French Onion Grilled Cheese

Posted by on Monday Jan 30th, 2012

Check out my beloved Grilled Cheese Pinboard!

My apologies: it’s the second to last day of January, and I’ve yet to post about grilled cheese. It doesn’t mean that 2012 isn’t a year of eating and writing about my favorite sandwich, er, meal.

Fortunately, it’s a good one, a classic inspired by the rich French soup, and perfect for winter. It’s also incredibly simple. Just two ingredients make this sandwich, a red onion jam created by Merrill over at Food52 and first seen on BGSK in another simple dish, a fried egg sandwich.

When I re-made this …

Golden Zucchini Sandwich

Posted by on Wednesday Sep 14th, 2011

BGSK’s Other Prize-Winning Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Grilled Cheddar Sandwich with Pears and Pecans; Perfect Grilled Cheese; Grilled Mushroom-Cheddar Melts; Prosciutto & Fontina Panini with Arugula Pesto and Pickled Shallots.

We believe there’s a pretty fine art to grilled cheese sandwiches, one that you too can achieve mastery at by watching this video.

Look, they may seem simple: some bread, some butter, some cheese. But there are finer points. And then there are tweaks.

Once you move beyond the three necessary ingredients, you move into a kind of wonderland. You get to take your wildest dreams …

Antipasti Grilled Cheese

Posted by on Wednesday Apr 13th, 2011

Favorite Grilled Cheese Cobos: Grilled Cheddar Sandwich with Roasted Pears & Pecans; Perfect Grilled Cheese; Prosciutto & Fontina Panini with Arugula Pesto and Pickled Shallots; Radicchio & Mozzarella Toasts; Pesto Grilled Cheese; Grilled Mushroom-Cheddar Melts

You know we love grilled cheese (for evidence, see above). In early January, I posted about this Grilled Cheddar Sandwich with Roasted Pears & Pecans. We reposted it on Huffington Post later on and were awed by the cheese sandwich suggestions that readers came up with. So we figured it was time to get back in the kitchen and …

DISH: Grilled Cheddar Sandwich with Pears and Pecans
TYPE: Weekday Lunch
MAIN INGREDIENTS: Homemade Bread, Cheese, Pears

I adore grilled cheese by whatever name: quesadilla, panini, pizza (ok, maybe that last one’s a stretch). It is practically in my blood, at least the blood from my mother’s side. My father’s side almost universally detests cheese. But my maternal grandparents, as I understand it, when they went to Paris for the first time fell in love with Croque Monsieurs. They ordered them at a bistro for lunch and were blown away. At all the Parisian meals that followed that …

HEALTHY-ISH NAUGHTINESS: Grilled Mushroom-Cheddar Melts; Spinach Hash Browns or Sweet Potato Fries; Carrot Cake

I love a good grilled cheese. But sometimes it just feels right to introduce a vegetable to the mix, even if that vegetable is sauteed in butter. This seems to be my rationale come summertime (otherwise known as bikini season). To help this sandwich trim down even further, I decided to grill instead of fry it. Getting a nice charred cross-hatch on hearty country bread really does a summer sandwich good.

I made these mushroom melts for a picnic lunch in Central …

WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU (FOR TWO): Turkey Pepperjack Melts; Sweet Potato Fries; Cilantro Slaw; Pickles

I love a good turkey sandwich. But for some reason, I’m not really the type of person who keeps regular old sandwich bread around. In New York, that’s easy enough to remedy. When I get the craving, I’ll often just make a pit stop at my corner deli and either order their version of my go-to turkey club, or, in this case, if I have some random sandwich fixings already, I’ll ask them to just sell me two pieces of whole wheat sandwich bread …

WEEKNIGHT DINNER MENU: Arugula Caprese; Brown Sugar Shortbread

Ever since my Food52 victory with this Prosciutto & Fontina Panini, I have been on a sandwich kick, trying any and all variations of cured meat with rich melty cheese and an appropriate condiment. For November Mag Club, I decided to forsake the meat all together and, instead, allow this pungent sundried tomato pesto to take center stage (much to Cara’s delight–she’s obsessive about sundried tomatoes). The mozzarella is mild so as not to detract from the sauce, and the arugula lends just the right amount of freshness to an otherwise …