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This blog existed originally as a project for my Journalism class as a Communications neophyte. But I decided to continue it still because I do love what I do, and I can't just leave this blog to rot. So far, I've got 2 blogs. The first one is a really bad version of a college-survival blog. And the second is a more personal blog dedicated to venting out the many debates that go on in my Egyptian head.

24 Feb 2012

Food: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I always seem to misspell sandwich.. 
The classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich. This has to be one of the simplest yet tastiest recipes the average person can ever encounter. It requires just two main ingredients and it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. And it's CHEESE (I have a friend who's quite the cheese addict. She's actually talking to me right now about the different types of hot dogs in America, which I will blog about sometime soon. Get ready for a really easy and amazing recipe of the famous Chicago/New York hot dogs).

Back in high school, a friend and I had to do a project where we taught each other simple recipes and I was quite shocked when I found out Grilled Cheese wasn't quite a common dish in their household. As a kid, I grew up with this being a regular recipe prepared by mother dear and so, it has grown into me.

This works incredibly well with college students as we don't always have the time to prepare meals for ourselves and quite frankly, eating a good sandwich > a rice meal ANYTIME. It's easier to eat, rids of other unnecessary necessities (utensils and whatnots), and for crying out loud, it's the classic Grilled Cheese!

I'll stop talking now and get on with the recipe. Here's what you'll need:
  1. Slices of loaf bread (toast bread)
  2. Cheese (Cheddar works best but you can add Mozarella, Gouda, whatever. The cheesier, the better)
  3. Butter
I guess you can pretty much guess how this works.
  1. Preheat your skillet (best if it's a grill skillet so the bread gets that awesome slice-y shape sort of).
  2. Generously butter one side of the bread and place it on the skillet.
  3. Add your cheeeeeeesee.
  4. Butter the other piece of bread and place it on top of the cheese, butter-face up (lol butter-face. Ah, the simple joys of life).
  5. Flip until both sides are golden brown and cheese has melted.

Sometimes, when I crave for a Grilled Cheese sandwich but feel it isn't fulfilling enough, I add ham or bacon to fill it up a bit. There are many variations that people have tried, so go ahead and do the same. Just remember that there's a reason it's called Grilled Cheese.. Never forget to add a lot of cheese.

This is a really simple recipe, but we tend to forget about it. Go ahead, and prepare this as you study for your Final examinations. 

If you have requests for certain sandwiches, comment below. If you try this and add your own special ingredient, tell me about it. :)

Bil hana wish shifa! (Equivalent of bon appétit in Egyptian Arabic)

New recipe AND a phrase in Arabic. Ossum apple so ossum!


  1. Yay, grilled cheese! I miss cooking with you. ☺

  2. Kenneth DucusinFebruary 25, 2012

    how bout grilled cheese french toast?. :>

  3. Stephanie CorumFebruary 26, 2012

    cheddar and bleu cheese! with a beer.