Let’s be real, every time you make grilled cheese, you inevitably burn one side after leaving it in the pan for too long while waiting for the cheese to melt. Solution: Cook the classic sandwich in a waffle iron. Heating it simultaneously from both sides guarantees that magical crunch upon your first bite and ensures melted cheese bliss.
Waffled Challah Grilled Cheese
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place one piece of challah, buttered side down, in the waffle iron. Top with cheese and ham. Cover with second piece of challah, buttered side up. Close the lid and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Done.
2 1-inch thick pieces challah bread
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese (cheddar, jack, and mozzarella work too, if you’re not feeling fancy)