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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 for too long.

After seeing various food bloggers use it in their recipes, now I know there are so many delicious recipes you can make with brown butter.

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 really 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:

Sandwich bread, butter, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, crispy onion rings (optional).

Here’s how to make it.

Heat a large skillet (stainless steel) on medium heat.

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 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 to absorb all of the butter in the pan.

Let the bread brown 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 a moment.

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.

Put the slices of browned bread back into the pan…

…with the toasted sides up.

Then,

add the cheese to the toasted sides of the bread.

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

When the bottom side of the bread is toasted, 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.

When the cheese is completely melted remove the sandwich from the pan and serve right away.

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.

Then,

dig in and,

enjoy.

Brown Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

4 slices of your favorite sandwich bread
3 ounces of sliced or shredded cheddar cheese
3 ounces of sliced or shredded 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 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 to absorb all of the butter in the pan. Let cook until the bottom sides of the bread are toasted. Then transfer the toasted bread from the pan on to a plate for a moment.

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. 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 is lightly browned, 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. When the cheese is completely melted serve right away.

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12 Comments

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

  2. 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!

    • 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!

  3. 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!

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

    Chef Al dente On going event: Gimme GREEN!

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

  6. What a great idea to add the onion rings here…love brown butter anything 🙂

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