8 - Slices sourdough bread (1/4 inch thick)
2 – Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
6 – Ounces best quality cheddar cheese coarsely grated
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices on your work surface, buttered side down. Distribute the cheese evenly over the 4 slices. Place the remaining 4 slices of bread on top buttered side up.
Heat a large non stick skillet over medium high heat for 2 minutes. Put the sandwiches in the skillet (in batches if necessary), cover, and cook for 2 minutes or until the underside are golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt. Uncover, and turn the sandwiches with a spatula, pressing firmly to flatten them slightly. Cook for 1 minute, or until the underside is golden brown. Turn the sandwiches again, press with a spatula, and cook for 30 seconds, or until cheese has melted completely. Serve immediately.
SANDWICH MAKER METHOD:
Preheat the sandwich maker. Follow directions for sandwich assembly, and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
GAS GRILL METHOD:
Brush the grill rack with oil and preheat the grill to medium high. Follow directions for sandwich assembly. Put the sandwiches on the grill and follow the directions for stovetop method.