Brown Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich



The only time I’ve cooked with brown butter is when I accidently left the butter melting in a pan too long.

I had no idea that cooking with brown butter was something you did on purpose. 

After seeing various food bloggers use it in their recipes, now I know there are so many dishes you can make with brown butter.  How fun is that!

The fancy French name for brown butter is beurre noisett and it can be used to make warm sauces for all kinds of things including pasta, chicken, or fish. 

It’s also used to make pastries, added to vegetables…..AND to make grilled cheese sandwiches! 

The flavor of brown butter is kind of nutty, super delicious, and just plain smells good when it’s cooking.

It’s recommended that you use a stainless-steel pan when cooking the brown butter so you can watch it closely to make sure it doesn’t burn.

I’ve read that whatever you do; don’t use a black bottom pan when making brown butter.

But, I of course used…..a black bottom pan in the recipe below….so don’t be like me.

For fun, I added some crispy onion rings to this amazingly delicious grilled cheese sandwich.  

So here you go.  This sandwich is soooo good.

Let’s check out the ingredients:

Here’s how to make it.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat.

It’s best to use a stainless steel skillet not a black bottom skillet…like I did.

If your skillet is large enough to lay out 4 slices of bread, add half of the butter to the skillet. 

If your skillet is just large enough for 2 slices of bread at a time, use about a quarter of the butter (a little less than a tablespoon).

Let the butter melt. 

Watching it closely, stir the butter around a bit until it starts to turn a golden color.

As soon as it turns a golden color lay each piece of bread in the skillet.

Move the slices around just a bit to absorb all of the butter in the pan.

Let cook until the bottom sides of the bread have a nice toasty look to them. 

Once the bottom sides of the bread are toasted, remove the bread from the pan on to a plate for just a second.

Add the remaining butter if your skillet is large enough for 4 slices of bread.  If you’re cooking two at a time, add about another tablespoon of butter to the pan.

Stir the butter as it’s melting until it turns a golden color.

Next, put the slices of bread back into the pan….

…..with the toasted sides up.

Then,

add the cheese to each toasted side of the bread.

Add the onion rings on top of the cheese (optional).

When the bottom side of the bread has a nice toast to it, make a sandwich out of the slices of bread and cheese. 

Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat off while the cheese melts.

Serve warm when the cheese is completely melted. 

Sometimes I’m impatient and will remove the sandwich from the pan onto a plate and pop it into a microwave to melt the cheese.

Enjoy!

The brown butter taste is so delicious with this sandwich.


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Brown Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

4 slices of your favorite Sandwich Bread
3 ounces of sliced or grated Cheddar Cheese
3 ounces of sliced or grated Mozzarella Cheese
3 tablespoons Butter
8 Crispy Onion Rings (optional)

Directions:

Heat a large skillet on medium heat. It’s best to use a stainless steel skillet instead of a black bottom skillet. If your skillet is large enough to lay out 4 slices of bread, add half of the butter to the skillet. If your skillet is just large enough for 2 slices of bread at a time, use about a quarter of the butter (a little less than a tablespoon).

Let the butter melt. Watching it closely, stir the butter around a bit until it starts to turn a golden color. As soon as it turns a golden color lay each piece of bread in the skillet. Move the slices around just a bit to absorb all of the butter in the pan.

Let cook until the bottom sides of the bread have a nice toasty look to them. Once the bottom sides of the bread are toasted, remove them for just a second and put them on a plate. Add the remaining butter if your skillet is large enough for 4 slices of bread. If you're cooking two at a time, add about another tablespoon of butter to the pan. Next, put the slices of bread back into the pan with the toasted sides up.

Then, add the cheese to each toasted side of the bread. Add the onion rings on top of the cheese (optional). When the bottom side of the bread has a nice toast to it, make a sandwich out of the slices of bread and cheese.

Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat off while the cheese melts. Serve warm when the cheese is completely melted.

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14 Responses to “Brown Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

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    Eric @ Happy Valley Chow — March 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Ohh man I love a good grilled cheese sandwich and then you throw on onion rings…you’re speaking my language! If you get a chance you should check out one of my favorite sandwiches, http://happyvalleychow.blogspot.com/2012/02/mary-had-lamb-letta.html

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 10th, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

      I Eric, thank you. And I’ll head over and check out that sandwich! Have a great day!

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    Magic of Spice — March 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

    What a great idea to add the onion rings here…love brown butter anything :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 11th, 2012 @ 9:17 am

      Thank you and have a great day!

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    Lannie — March 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    ugh, YESSSS. words cannot describe. i don’t know how i’m going to keep myself from dreaming about this…

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 12th, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

      Hi Lannie, so glad you like it!

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    Rosh — March 13, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I am drooling…would definitely like a bite of that sandwich!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 13th, 2012 @ 10:25 am

      So glad you like it! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

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    Ann — March 15, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to use a black-bottomed pan….I may be in trouble! The grilled cheese looks absolutely amazing! I LOVE the addition of the crispy onion rings!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 15th, 2012 @ 7:42 am

      Hi Ann, I could still see the color of the butter with a black bottom pan so it worked out ok. Thank you for stopping by!

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    Suni — March 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your pictures it is so helpful in making these delish recipes sometimes recipes get confusing and you just need that picture image for help and your so great at making that happen thanks so much!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 16th, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

      Hi Suni, that’s so nice of you to let me know. I’m so glad it’s helpful. I choose pictures over words whenever I have that chance. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

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    Jamie @ Cookin' with Moxie — April 9, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Brown butter anything is just simply amazing, isn’t it?!

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    • CouponClippingCook — April 9th, 2012 @ 8:11 am

      Hi Jamie, it sure is! It’s my new favorite thing to cook with!

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