I'm not much of a chef.. in fact, I hate cooking. I hate the time it takes to prepare a nice meal, so I end up usually eating something microwaveable when I get hungry. Although, there is one exception to the rule.. grilled cheese. Whenever I publicly prepare grilled cheese on camping trips, etc., people rave about it.. it is the one thing I can really make well. So I bring you.. Shadow's Grilled Cheese Recipe. It is nothing too fancy, but if done well, it can lead to one hell of a meal. Alright.. let's begin!
(Keep in mind, you can make changes where you want to the ingredients, but these are the ingredients I have had the most success with, and are easily aquired.)
- Wonder Bread (White)
- Black Diamond Cheese (Marble)
- Salted Butter (Margarine works too, just not as well IMO)
- A cup of water (Hell, I'm already advertising Wonder and Black Diamond.. you might as well use Dasani)
1) Begin by cutting slices of cheese, usually 3 slices per one sandwich you plan to make. Once this is done, place a frying pan on your stove and raise place the heat as high as it'll go. Next, you'll need to flop a spoonful of butter into the frying pan. If the pan has warmed up enough at this point, your butter will begin to melt. Move the butter around the pan in order to grease it up in preparation for your sandwich(es). The easiest way to save yourself the aggrivation of constantly checking on your sandwich is waiting until the butter begins to sizzle and spit.
2) Now that your butter has begun to sizzle and spit, throw in another half-spoonful of butter into the pan. Continue to move the pan around until the surface has become greased again, and place your sandwich in there. (Chances are that if you don't know what a cheese sandwich looks like, you shouldn't be using an stove.) Turn down the heat to about 75%.
3) Move your sandwich around in the pan until you are sure the bottom has fully combined with as much butter from the pan as it can. Next, grab the bottle cap off your bottle of Dasani water, and fill it full of water. Pour one of those capfuls of water on both sides of your sandwich, and place a lid over top of the frying pan (This makes the cheese all nice and melty). Wait for about 2 minutes, or less if your stove runs a bit hotter than normal, and remove the lid. If your sandwich doesn't have a golden brown underbelly, leave it on for a little longer. If your sandwich has become burnt, don't worry, this is a learning experience.. either turn down the heat or do not leave it in for as long.
4) The next part will require a bit more multitasking. Take another half-spoonful of butter in one hand, and lift the sandwich with your other hand (For your own safety, please do not use your bare hands.. I do not claim responcibility for stupidity!). Place the half-spoonful of butter in the middle of the pan, to re-grease the pan once more. Place the sandwich back down in the pan, with the golden-brown side facing up.
5) From here on out, you are basically just repeating Step #3.
6) Once you have aquired your required amount of sandwiches.. enjoy, and don't forget to turn the stove off!
-> By John, AKA the White Shadow.