Grilled Cheese Grows Up
A few special ingredients can transform a grilled cheese sandwich from a child’s lunch into an adult’s delight.
You’re never too old for a hot, gooey grilled cheese, and restaurants are embracing the childhood staple. Last year Ryan Afromsky, 26, opened meltDown etc., a Culver City, California, eatery specializing in the cheesy classic. His tips for making a sophisticated sandwich:
[step-list-wrapper title=”” time=””] [step-item number=”1.” image_url=”” title=”Don’t Skimp” ]Fresh sourdough bread and European-style butter make a huge difference.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”2.” image_url=”” title=”Melt the Butter” ]And brush it on the bread (and crust) before grilling, for a uniform texture and rich flavor.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”3.” image_url=”” title=”Get Cheesy” ]Havarti, fontina, jalapeño Jack or goat cheese can add a flavorful spin.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”4.” image_url=”” title=”Go Beyond Tomatoes” ]Add caramelized onions, pesto, Italian salami, figs or apples.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]