But when it comes to American classics, sometimes the simplest renditions of food favorites can be the best. Take this grilled cheese: it's a favorite creation of renowned chef Thomas Keller. Yes, that's right — the food industry's yoda prefers his GC with old-fashioned cheddar and swiss and a couple Lay's for texture. “The potato chips add crunch and a little bit of salt,” Keller told Men's Health. Fussy and froufrou? We think not. For chef Keller's ultimate version, read more.
Butter, softened at room temperature
2 slices brioche, whole wheat, or sourdough bread (3/4-inch thick)
2 slices cheddar cheese
4 or 5 potato chips
2 slices swiss cheese
- Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle to medium. Liberally butter both sides of the bread slices. Place two slices of cheddar on one piece of bread; add the potato chips in the middle. Place two slices of swiss on the other piece of bread, and put the bread slices together.
- Place the sandwich on the skillet or griddle and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese melt together, 3 to 5 minutes a side. Cut them in half diagonally and serve.
Makes 1 sandwich.
- Main Dishes, Sandwiches
- North American