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Grilled cheese on challah is everyone’s favorite childhood sandwich for good reason: it’s gooey, comfort food goodness that takes minutes to prepare.
The Backstory: This may be a recipe geared for kids, but, I know many adults who would say, “Wait a minute, what about me?” After all we, as kids had grilled cheese on challah all the time. I used to make this sandwich (and still do) any time of the day or night. Sometimes at night my husband would ask me to make him something to eat after a long day of working at his bakery. After rattling off a list of what I was willing to make at such a late hour, this was his sandwich of choice. It was usually quite late but we both didn’t care. When you are craving this cheesy hot treat who worries about the time? During the day when I prepare this, I will usually open up a can of soup, ( I was a Campbell’s kid, and I still am), pour an icy cold glass of milk and sit back and enjoy something that was part of my childhood. I know that you and your family will enjoy this comfort food, so go make some memories with your loved ones, or bring back some from your childhood. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Grilled Cheese on Challah Bread
- 4 3/4 inch slices of challah bread
- 2-4+ tbsp. softened butter, divided butter should be soften.
- 4 slices of cheedar cheese
- 2-4 thin slices of tomatoes optional
- thin sliced of red onions optional
Important fact. Use low temperature when cooking as butter tends to burn quickly. Have everything all set to go before you heat the large skillet. The pan should be able to hold two sandwiches.
Spread some butter on 2 slices of bread. On the other 2 slices, evenly place 2 slices of cheese on each piece of bread. If using tomatoes, or onions, top the cheese with the tomato slices and or onions. Place the buttered slices face up on the sandwich.
Now heat the skillet with the some butter. Use low heat. When butter is melted, swirl around the pan to cover the bottom. Place the smeared side of the sandwich face down in the pan. Smear the top of the bread with butter.
When golden in color on the face down bread, turn over with a spatula. Now press the spatula down on the sandwich. When the bottom piece of the bread in golden, cheese should be melted. You have to judge the time.
Remove and serve with soup or a salad. Don't forget the pickle!