Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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This post is a part of  the mega Blogging Marathon and A-Z challenge. I have chosen ‘popular American dishes’ as my theme.

Valli, the brain behind the Blogging Marathon(BM) group, always gives us AT LEAST 6 months of notice before the mega marathon.But does it have any effect on me? Erm…no, not much. Its only the last two weeks that my fat is really on fire. Until then, I am cool as a cucumber.

This time, I decided the theme by February I guess. And soon after, noted down a big list of choices for all alphabets. Lost the list promptly. Promised myself a online list, didn’t do it. The story continues on the excellent lines of postponement until a wake up call finally came : March end is my son’s spring break. Spring break meant drive to my brother’s place. Not flying – driving! Let’s just say the man chooses to make life difficult at times. Let me wrap up that topic with one more line : We literally had to peel our backsides from the car seat by the time we reached our destination, the drive was that long!

So in short, the last ten days of March was set aside for 4 days in car, two days to recover each way and another 3 days with my brother’s family. I am exaggerating a bit of course, but a 13 hour drive with breaks in between really feels like forever!!

That’s the reason I got a lot done before the trip. I was done with a lot of cooking, clicking and editing before April started. But the flip side was I wasn’t done with recipe writing or the intros. So now, everyday its a task to get the post out and then catch up what everyone else has posted. So much for 6 months of notice!! I am ever going to change!!?? God knows!

Anyway, coming to the recipe here, its a diner style grilled cheese sandwich. Instead of butter for toasting the bread, mayo is used to get a much better golden color. Tomato is optional, but I like it there. I added a bit of sriracha (chili sauce) to the mayonnaise to spice it up a little.

Read on for the recipe.

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Pictorial:

Mix 4 teaspoons of mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon for sriracha sauce. Mix well.

Spread the mayo mix (or butter) to four slices of bread. Heat a pan, keep the bread slice with the mayo side down. Add a slice of cheese and sliced tomatoes on top. Sprinkle salt and pepper if you want to.

Cover with another slice of cheese and bread with mayo side OUT. Covering with a lid helps the cheese to melt better.

Cover and cook over medium to low heat until the bottom side bread is golden. Then flip it, cover and  let the other side cook. Once its browned, take off the heat, cut into two and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
  • 4 slices bread
  • 4 slices of cheese of your choice
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Mix 4 teaspoons of mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon for sriracha sauce. Mix well.
  2. Spread the mayo mix (or butter) to four slices of bread. Heat a pan, keep the bread slice with the mayo side down.
  3. Add a slice of cheese and sliced tomatoes on top. Sprinkle salt and pepper if you want to. Cover with another slice of cheese and bread with mayo side OUT.Covering with a lid helps the cheese to melt better.
  4. Cover and cook over medium to low heat until the bottom side bread is golden. Then flip it, cover and  let the other side cook. Once its browned, take off the heat, cut into two and enjoy!

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Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

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21 thoughts on “Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Suma Gandlur says:

    Love your spicy twist to the sandwich.
    Rajani, I am way too lazy. Usually I end up cooking, clicking and drafting on the day I need to post, especially during mega marathons. This is the first time I am ready with most of my cooking done for the marathon though I write on the day I post. Feeling better? 😀

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  2. Vaishali Sabnani says:

    Well some people in spite of being cool as a cucumber manage so well…i would never be able to do that !..all posts scheduled much before time:). and yes the grilled sandwich is tempting me..love the sriracha.

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  3. Srivalli says:

    Rajani, I guess if you ever change we don’t have so much fun..so please do not change even if I give a year for you to prepare..:)..I was literally ROFL on your trip account..:)..and by the way I LOVE that grilled cheese sandwich…so sinful..

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  4. cookingwithsapana says:

    Grilled cheese sandwich is elder one’s favorite and I do not like it as much.Love reading your post I think your husband is adventurous. We all should do such fun and adventure in life.You made the sandwiches so perfectly and I remember how Jon Favreau made them in the movie “Chef “.

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  5. srividhya says:

    Mayo with siracha sounds a great combo. Will try it out soon. Between your story sounds like mine. Last year both april and sep I was preparing and clicking during the BM only. This year kind of prepared but haven’t written intros or scheduled. But better than last year na.. so kudos to ourselves.. ;-) ;-) Knowing us valli gave the theme year ahead.. Lets see.

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  6. PJ says:

    Rajani, most of the time I am in the same boat. Though my list was ready and a few in the drafts, I somehow didn’t start cooking until the last week of March. I still have 3 more! LOL on your trip account! But somehow we like driving instead of trains / bus! And thanks for the Mayo tip. Will try it next time..

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