This recipe will allow you to make the perfect grilled cheese! The one, THE only one you'll ever want to eat.
My relationship with this sandwich got off to a bad start. It goes back to the time when I was living in Montreal. One of the dishwashers who worked at the restaurant, asked me to cook a grilled cheese for him as a snack. And although I had heard of it before, I had never made it. And so what had to happen, happened: I cooked a burned cheese. A real humiliation for me, so much so that for years I simply refused to make it. Until 2014....
That year, the film "Chef" by Jon Favreau was released. Obviously, a movie about cooking, street food and food trucks speak to me. So, I devoured it. And in this movie, Jon happens to make a killer grilled cheese! And there, no choice, I have to try to reproduce it. What I do quickly. And then: REVELATION!
In the mouth it is a pure marvel, it is crispy and soft, sweet, and slightly salty. A real simple happiness. Street food in a state of art!
I can feel it, you can't wait to learn its secrets!
Which cheeses to use?
In the film, four cheeses are used:
- yellow cheddar
- white cheddar
- Gruyere cheese
- Parmesan cheese
You put them in layers and let them melt on buttered sourdough bread over low heat.
Personally, I use the following cheeses:
- matured cheddar
- smoked cheddar
- Comté cheese
- Parmesan cheese
But you can make it with the cheeses of the Savoyard fondue:
- comté cheese
- Gruyère of Savoy
or any other cheese you like.
How to make it golden brown?
You need to butter the bread slices with a soft butter. I use ½ salt butter to do this, but soft butter can be used instead.
Then I put my slices of bread buttered side down in a frying pan previously heated to low heat, I add the cheese and I regularly check the color of the bread.
What to serve with?
A glass of wine or an amber beer, to be consumed in moderation of course. And a salad of young leaves, to which you add a finely chopped shallot and some walnut kernels. The whole thing is spiced up with a walnut oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.
The last word
I want to thank Jon Favreau for this grilled cheese recipe, for The Mandalorian; I'm a big fan of Star Wars, I couldn't miss it; for the movie Chef that I invite you to watch, as well as for Iron Man and the series The Chef Show with Chef Roy Choi that you can find on Netflix.Print
Jon Favreau's greatest of all time grilled cheese!
You'll learn how to make the GOAT grilled cheese! This recipe is from the movie "Chef" but I had to share it with you, because not only is it simple to make, it's super good. You know what you have to do.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Street food
- Method: Grilled
- Cuisine: North American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 4 slices matured cheddar cheese
- 4 slices smoked cheddar
- 4 slices of comté cheese
- 60 g Parmesan shavings
- 40 g butter ½ salt
- Butter the bread slices with soft butter on one side only
- Heat the pan over low heat
- Add the bread slices on the buttered side and place the cheese slices on top
- Check the color and after adding a second slice of bread on top, turn the grilled cheese over.
- Your grilled cheese should be golden brown on the outside and the cheese should be melting inside.
Keywords: grilled cheese, simple, 10 minutes, vegetarian, Jon Favreau, Roy Choi
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