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Grilled Cheese, Please

Mayo is the key to devilandegg.com's delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.

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It’s cold outside, and windy, and I wish I could curl up on the couch with a mug of something hot and… a grilled cheese sandwich. Don’t you? To me, grilled cheese is the most perfect sandwich in existence, and I thought I knew the secrets to making them well, but… Caroline at Devil and Egg has a grilled cheese tip that blew me away: for frying the sandwich, use mayo on the outside of the bread instead of butter. She says that the mayo “sort of caramelizes, forming a savory crust.” I bet the flavor of the cheese (in my house, it’s always sharp cheddar) would come through more, too, without having to fight against the butter for star billing.  I can’t wait to try it!

So, are you on Team Butter or Team Mayo?


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    MelissaDenchak | 11/10/2010

    Butter, mayo, who cares? It's a little after noon, and I want these for lunch! (That said, I love butter and I love mayo. Could I pick both? Or is that gross?...)

  • seejanecook | 11/10/2010

    Mayo all the way. Been using it instead of butter for years. Now my secret is out!

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    NicoleCelli | 11/10/2010

    I never even thought about using mayo instead of butter until last year when I watched my friend do it. The smell it made when he cooked it turned me off automatically, but I'd be willing to try it in my own kitchen.

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