Back when I was in college, sometimes I wouldn’t have enough time to eat. The following is one of my best tricks for a quick meal on the run.
Instead of grilling cheese over the stove, I would do the following:
- Put either 2 or 4 slices of bread in the toaster and let brown to normal desired level of toasting.
- Put two slices of American Cheese slices between each pair of toast so that it looks like a typical grilled cheese sandwich
- On a microwave save plate (or napkins/paper plate), put the toast and cheese in the Microwave and cook for 13 seconds or unit the cheese start to melt.
- After 13 seconds if the cheese isn’t melted, put it back in for 3 seconds more. Repeat until the cheese is soft or melted to your satisfaction. Personally, I don’t like my cheese running wet, soft is just fine for me…
An additional step I use to do was to put butter on the top of the sandwich, but that took too much time, so I cut that step out. I doesn’t add much time, but when you are in a hurry… You are in a hurry!
Now most of you already know this trick, but I’ve come across enough people that I thought that I would share my little trick. Yes, technically it’s not a grilled cheese sandwich, but it taste about the same.
A nice compliment to the microwaved “grilled cheese” sandwich would be carrot sticks or some other veggie that you could just grab out of the refrigerator while running out the door to class or work. My favorite was carrot sticks, because they are not wet or stick and easy to chew on while in the car or walking…
Note, if you don’t use butter, this version of a grilled cheese sandwich is almost identical to the original grilled cheese sandwich, but in a fraction of the time, and without any real cleanup afterwards (this assumed you use a paper plate or a napkin instead of dishes).
Do you have any quick, time saving cooking tips?