Windy City Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
The technique and the ingredients you choose make the difference between a good grilled cheese sandwich and a great grilled cheese sandwich.
Why This Recipe Works
In our Windy City Grilled Cheese Sandwiches recipe, the right ingredients coupled with the proper technique gave us perfect sandwiches. Buttering the bread—not the pan—gave our sandwiches the most even browning. Cooking the sandwiches over medium-low heat allowed the cheese to melt evenly and the bread to brown deeply. For a taste of Chicago, we layered Swiss cheese, sliced red onion, sliced bologna, mustard, and pickle relish into each of our Windy City Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. For a crisp crust, we pressed the sandwiches with a cake pan to mimic a panini press.