Grilled Cheese Isn't Rocket Science

United States
December 29, 2015 3:03pm CST
This afternoon I decided to make myself a grilled cheese sandwich (with swiss cheese cause that's my favorite). I don't have any kind of new fangled gadget to make grilled cheese and I just do it in my frying pan. Side one came out all nice and golden brown. I flipped it over... Side two I burned. This happens to me almost all the time. One side comes out perfectly and the other almost black. Grrrr with all the times I've made grilled cheese you would think I would be able to do it with my eyes closed. Obviously I can't even do it right with my eyes open.
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@jaboUK (53940)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
I do mine under the grill, or make a toasted sandwich.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
@jabouk I've never done mine under the grill (or broiler)
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@jaboUK (53940)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
@Marilynda1225 What, never? I toast the bread first then put the cheese on and wait for it to bubble up under the grill - lovely.
@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Dec 15
Happens to me too, so now I cook them super slow and they are always perfect.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 I guess maybe I have my pan too hot and too high so next time I'll have to make sure I cook it a little slower
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Dec 15
@Marilynda1225 yup low heat and slow is the key. I have learned over the years.
@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
29 Dec 15
I kinda have the same problem, but I know what it is I forget how long I left it on the second side
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• United States
30 Dec 15
@gr8nana I think I get distracted once I flip it over and my mind wanders. Guess I'll have to pay closer attention on my next attempt
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@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
30 Dec 15
@Marilynda1225 Yup that's my problem too.
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Dec 15
I sometimes cook mine in a skillet but other times use the broil on my oven. It seems like when I cook it in a skillet, one side is always a little browner too. I don't know if it's because the skillet is really hot by the time we get to browning the other side.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
@simone10 you are probably right about the skillet being hotter by the time you flip the grilled cheese. duh I never thought of that
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
5 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 I usually have to turn the heat down a little to keep it from burning.
30 Dec 15
i've never known of any gadget for grilled cheese. i usually use a pan too
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• United States
30 Dec 15
@jillybean1222 I think the gadget I was thinking about is a panini maker but I couldn't think of it when I wrote the post
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
And I wasn't even giving lessons in burning food.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
Once in a blue moon I make a grilled cheese for my husband, I can't eat cheese so just cooking with it I have to put on a brave face!
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@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
I love a grilled cheese sandwich, you've made me hungry now!
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Dec 15
Sometimes what should be the simplest things to make turn out to be the hardest - like boiling a perfect egg.
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@Platespinner (16520)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Dec 15
My youngest daughter seems to have mastered making them, so I no longer bother.
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@TRBRocks420 (77698)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Dec 15
It happens to the best of us. I too love grilled cheese sandwiches. I mostly use kraft cheese though.
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@Pattitude (1299)
• Newton, North Carolina
29 Dec 15
A grilled cheese sandwich actually sounds pretty good right now. I think I'll make some with some of my leftover Christmas ham!
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@paigea (22198)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
I know what you mean. One side comes out better for me all of the time too.
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@UncleJoe (9961)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
29 Dec 15
Thank you for reminding me that I have forgotten to eat today. I think I'll have a couple of grilled cheese.
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@amadeo (65995)
• United States
29 Dec 15
this is the way we do it.In our frying pan.Do not mind the burn on one side.It is still tasty
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
29 Dec 15
Just one of those days it looks like it.
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@garymarsh6 (14086)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
Oops sorry for laughing, it sounds like there are kitchen disasters going on all over the world today!
@TheHorse (65977)
• Pleasant Hill, California
30 Dec 15
My pancakes are quite varied as well. But I love 'em anyway.
@dodo19 (32900)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Dec 15
My mom has something to do some grilled cheese. I usually do it in a pan. At least you know how to make grilled cheese. I had a roommate in university who asked my husband how to make one. She had no clue how to make some of the simplest things. Oh well ...
@mawhite (242)
• United States
30 Dec 15
That's me with making pancakes. Always has been. I'm cursed, and I feel my adult children are traumatized by a childhood of half-burned pancakes :)