While most would think grilled cheese is as simple as a plastic wrapped square of American sandwiched in slices of wonder bread, the business of grilling cheese has gotten much more complicated and quite frankly, controversial.
Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe.
For many sensitive issues there seems to be black, white and whole bunch of gray, but according to my recent poll, grilled cheese beliefs tend to be all black or white, with no gray.
Grilled cheese sticks fall under the purists category. While they are cut into matchstick lengths for easier handling and dipping, the are nothing but three slices of varied cheddar cheese smashed between lightly buttered Italian bread.
There are even some grilled cheese purists who might say that having three cheese violates the terms of a real grilled cheese sandwich, claiming only a slice of American can be a true grilled cheese. Personally, I don’t care for processed American cheese, so mine are nearly always something else.
I serve my grilled sticks with a side of Creamy Tomato Soup when at a sit down meal or with a small cup at a party. You can also serve them with a side of Tomato Jam for slathering.
They can be an entree, appetizer or snack. Whatever your heart desires!
If you like our Grilled Cheese Sticks, you’ll love these other gourmet grilled cheese recipes:
- Lightly butter one side of each slice of Italian bread. Sandwich all three slices of cheese, with buttered sides facing out.
- Heat a mdium skillet to medium-high heat and add sandwich. Getnly press down using a spatula to evenly distribute heat and get a nice, buttery golden crust. This will take only 1-2 minutes, then turn and repeat on the other side.
- Remove from skillet and slice using a sharp knife into "finger size" portions.
Serve with tomato soup or tomato jam for dipping.
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