- April 12, 2013 is
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
- It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Although it only requires three ingredients (bread, cheese, and butter), grilled cheese is one of the most popular comfort foods in the world. Send a free eCard for National Grilled Cheese Day to spread the word about this holiday!
The Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich, but many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish. In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich) while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them. The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in cafés, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.
To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich cooked your favorite way and served with a side of tomato soup!
My favorite drilled cheese recipe is from the Food Network:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
8 slices potato sandwich bread
8 ounces sliced Cheddar cheese
8 slices crisply cooked bacon
4 scallions, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 inch pieces
1. Preheat oven to 375degreesF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
2. Butter one side of each piece of bread. Place 4 slices, buttered-side down, on prepared baking sheet. Layer half of cheese slices on bread followed by bacon and scallions. Place remaining cheese slices on top. Cover each sandwich with remaining 4 slices of bread, buttered side up.
3. Bake sandwiches until bottoms are a toasted golden brown, about 10 minutes. Flip and continue to bake until cheese melts and other side is toasted, 8 to 10 more minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Info (per serving):
Total Fat: 45 grams
Saturated Fat: 25 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 42 grams
Protein: 26 grams
Sodium: 1072 milligrams
Cholesterol: 123 milligrams
Fiber: 2 grams
What’s your favorite way to make a grilled cheese?