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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

House Home Photo Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

This sandwich is made in the oven so the melted cheese bakes up crunchy and puffy.

Yield: 
6 servings
Ingredients: 

Grilled Cheese
1 unsliced loaf white or whole-wheat bread 
Unsalted butter for spreading, softened 
1 recipe Mango Chutney (see below) or 1/2 cup store-bought chutney
1-1/2 lb. (750 g) premium-quality old Cheddar cheese

Mango Chutney
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large sweet onion, sliced thinly with the grain
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and finely diced, about 2 cups
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp water
6 drops (or to taste) Tabasco or other Louisiana-style hot sauce
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions: 

Grilled Cheese

Step 1: Put empty baking sheet(s) in the oven. Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2: Meanwhile, slice bread into 3/4"-thick slices (you should get about 12 slices per loaf). Butter both sides of each slice. Spread half the slices with mango chutney. Slice the cheese into 3/8"-thick pieces and lay on the other slices of bread. Place bread slices with chutney over slices with cheese.

Step 3: Remove hot baking sheets from oven and place sandwiches on them (leave oven on). Cook on first side about 8 minutes, until golden on bottom. Press down gently with spatula and flip over to second side and grill another 8 minutes. Slide hot sandwiches onto cutting board. Let stand 3 to 4 minutes to allow cheese to cool off slightly before slicing.

Mango Chutney

Step 1: In a small saucepan, heat oil on low and add onion. Cook uncovered until soft and evenly browned, about 40 minutes.

Step 2: Mix in mangoes, sugar, mustard, coriander and water. Cover and cook about 20 minutes, until mangoes start to break down. Stir, uncovered, 3-5 minutes, to allow chutney to thicken.

Step 3: Season with Tabasco and black pepper.

Author: 

Jennifer Low

Photographer: 

Yvonne Duivenvoorden

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