Lately I’ve noticed a lot of mac ‘n cheese boxes at the grocery store have a FUN NEW FLAVOR: “Grilled cheese.”
What makes grilled cheese, taste like grilled cheese (besides artificial flavorings)?
I’ve done grilled cheese sandwiches before. Coated the bread in crushed cheese crackers, and slathering a sweet layer of jam in the middle, but that’s fancy pants. The basic flavors of grilled cheese are: toasted, buttered bread and simple gooey cheese.
It’s really simple to replicate this flavor, and I don’t know why I’ve never done it before… to get that brown toasted flavor, we’ll be using browned butter in our sauce, and buttered, crushed pieces of toast for the topping.
You’ll be so surprised how much this taste like grilled cheese, and it’s all thanks to the browned butter. I don’t feel that I have to mention this, but just for shits and giggles, this is pasta+milk+cheese, aka: fat+fat+fat. So how about we go easy on the portion size, or we split some with a friend? It’s cool to indulge once in a while, but let’s keep this recipe a once-in-a-while type of food. Deal?