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Recipe Summary test

active:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
Serves 1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium. Remove sandwich from bottom piece of parchment paper, leaving top piece in place, and transfer to hot skillet. Place a small, heavy skillet on top of sandwich, and press. Cook until cheese melts and bread is golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes. Remove small skillet; turn sandwich, and cook, without pressing, until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes.

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  • Ham and Dijon Grilled Cheese: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 2 oz. (1/2 cup) shredded Gruyère cheese, 2 oz. sliced deli ham, and 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard for American cheese slices and shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.

  • Brie, Fig, and Arugula Grilled Cheese: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 2 oz. thinly sliced Brie, 1 1/2 Tbsp. fig preserves, and 1/4 cup loosely packed arugula for American cheese slices and shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.

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