Mom’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My Mom made the best grilled cheese sandwich. Growing up my Mom made grilled cheese sandwiches on a regular basis, especially on the weekends for a quick lunch.  Hers was the only grilled cheese sandwich I knew. So naturally, when I started making them for my kids, I followed my Mom’s recipe.  Apparently this isn’t the standard recipe that most people are used to.  I didn’t know that.

When my kid’s friends would come over and I would make my Mom’s grilled cheese, I would get surprised happy reactions.  They would ask me for the recipe; it’s amazingly delicious I was told. Anjali and Rani’s friends loved these grilled cheese sandwiches. Having only known my Mom’s grilled cheese sandwich I just figured that’s how it’s always made.  Turns out it was my Mom’s version of a grilled cheese sandwich.

What makes my Mom’s grilled cheese so good?  It’s the simple good old-fashioned ingredients that go in it.  Nothing complicated.  Mom never used American cheese; she took the trouble to grate a block of good cheddar cheese.  She used white bread or sourdough, fresh tomatoes, and onions.  She only used butter, no margarine, no olive oil and no substitutes.  That’s it.

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Over the years I have messed around with Mom’s grilled cheese by adding fancy cheeses, gourmet condiments, and sautéed mushrooms and peppers. But I never get the wow reaction I get when I make the original Mom’s grilled cheese.  Now I just stick to her recipe. 

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread or any white bread of your choice
  • 1 block of cheddar cheese finely grated- any variety
  • Unsalted butter
  • Tomatoes cut into round wedges
  • Onions cut into slices
  • Salt and Pepper

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Directions:

  • Butter 2 slices of bread.
  • On the un-buttered side, place some cheese, top with tomatoes, and onions.  Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Add little more cheese on top of the veggies.
  • Place the other slice of bread on top of cheese, buttered side up.
  • The sandwich should have both slices with buttered side outside, so it can fry on the stove.
  • On a pan melt some butter. Place the sandwich and cook until both sides of the sandwich are golden brown.
  • Serve immediately, nice and warm and gooey.

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5 thoughts on “Mom’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

  1. My kids love grilled cheese sandwich. But the one I make does not come out well.
    Your mom’s recipe seems delicious!
    Will make soon!
    Thanks for sharing.

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