Bon Appetite published a video on YouTube very recently where each person made their own favorite version of the grilled cheese. Since I watched that video, I’ve been dying for a grilled cheese. One thing I had never done was make the grilled cheese with mayo on the outside instead of butter. Many of the chefs in the video used mayo, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Many said mayo is the way to go, because mayo is made with eggs, they argued it would help with browning and is easier to spread. I found it was easier to spread and the browning was good, it also didn’t leave the bread with a greasy fried exterior like butter would, however, these were still very greasy. I also used homemade bread, which is why my bread broke easier than store-bought.
- Heat a large frying pan to medium heat.
- Add mayo to the one side of your bread and place it faced down in the pan. Add a slice of cheese and any other fillings. Mayo one side of your second piece of bread, them place mayo side up.
- Cook the first side about 3-5 minutes until brown. Flip prematurely if nervous. Cook on the second side for the same amount of time.