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Mar 14, 2011 08:38 AM

jazz up grilled cheese

my lil one loves grilled cheese, but im looking for some variations & maybe some more "adult" versions since i often eat it too when she does. she actually likes sharp cheese & will mix cheddar & parm & things like that. like her dad, shes loves it with pickles & ketchup, but i need some variety asap :)

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  1. A really simple way to enhance what you're doing right now is to add a smear of mayo and dijon (or other) mustard. The flavors meld together as the cheese melts and it's something that makes people go a good way!
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    1. So many great ideas if you scroll down below the tags to some (already extensive) threads that pop up as relevant to that you're seeking. (like "Grilled Cheese-favorite variations?" and the aptly-named "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches" :)

      One of my favorite variations right now is sharp cheddar on whole wheat, and to spread a little maple mustard on the outside so it caramelizes as it toasts up in the pan. If you're into mixing sweet and savory flavors.....

      1. I really don't think there are more possibilities than have already been suggested here:

        1. My favorite is bacon and swiss with a little country style dijion.
          roasted red pepper and provolone
          sliced artichoke hearts
          black olives
          thin slice of pre-cooked eggplant
          pickled jalapenos

          There is a fine line between a grilled cheese and a panini.

          1. my favorite is cheddar, granny smith apple, dijon mustard on one slice of bread, grainy on the other.

            caught a cooking channel show about cheese (think it was foodcrafters, but cc website made it hard to confirm). anyway, some great idea from the american grilled cheese kitchen in san francisco: the piglet sounds quite enticing.