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Grilled Cheese with a Clothes Iron

Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 10:52 AM

Does anybody here make grilled cheese sandwiches with a clothes iron? I have read about people doing this, but it seems a little silly. Would anybody care to convince me of this method's benefits?

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  1. starlady RE: Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 10:56 AM

    If you do it use a peice of foil between the iron and the sandwich

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      weezycom RE: Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 11:36 AM

      The only benefit is that it can be made in a dorm room when you don't have a hot plate & skillet. Otherwise, I'd always go with traditional methods

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        indierockbakery RE: Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 01:23 PM

        The weight of the iron also acts like a sandwich press, which can be nice.

        1. Katie Nell RE: Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 01:26 PM

          It's just a fun thing to do, and very amusing as an 8-year old! :-)

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            susan1353 RE: Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 01:30 PM

            My grandmother used to make them this way with a cast-iron iron...never tried it with an electric one. I remember loving the sandwiches this way.

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              soupkitten RE: susan1353 Apr 4, 2007 04:02 PM

              ditto. my mom used to make them while the woodstove was heating up the house. best thing in the world when it was chilly out.

              this thread reminds me of making "toast" by flipping a piece of bread on a hot plate in a wee london flat though, or the time i rigged a couscouserie with a pot and a strainer and a pair of men's tube socks (clean) though. yearned-for taste is the mother of great culinary invention.

            2. puzzler RE: Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 03:03 PM

              When I was in college only the women did this. But then only the women had irons. Maybe this being the 60's had something to do with it.

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                ESNY RE: puzzler Apr 4, 2007 03:52 PM

                As a man who went to college in the late 90's, i can say, what's an iron? Actually, thats not true, my mom sent me to college with an iron and i don't think it came out of the box while i was there (and probably still hasn't to this day).

                I can't see anyone making grilled cheese with an iron unless you don't have a kitchen or want to channel your inner Alton Brown.

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                ricepad RE: Fozzie_Bear Apr 4, 2007 03:56 PM

                I'm appalled that anybody would suggest misusing an iron for making grilled cheese sandwiches! EVERYBODY knows that an iron's only true purpose is for waxing skis!

                1. rozz01 RE: Fozzie_Bear Sep 23, 2007 09:40 AM

                  There is a great method in one of Bob Blumer's Surreal Gourmet books. Some other fun ideas too..

                  1. WildSwede RE: Fozzie_Bear Sep 24, 2007 01:01 PM

                    I, personally, don't, but they did in Benny & Joon (the movie).

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