Do we even need to ask who among you loves grilled cheese? The more appropriate question is, who in their right mind doesn’t love grilled cheese? (Unless, of course, you can’t eat what goes into a grilled cheese — in which case, we’re sorry.)
Right, now that that’s all settled, let’s get to the big news: we’re about to make you love grilled cheese even more than you already do. Think that’s impossible? Think again.
Food & Wine’s resident hack genius, Justin Chapple, is showing us how to take your run-of-the-mill grilled cheese and super-size it. But you’re not just quadrupling the size of your average sandwich, you’re giving it a fun new twist that makes this a great dish for groups and parties!
We’ll give you a hint: the bread in this ginormous sandwich is actually dinner rolls. An entire package of dinner rolls, to be exact.
Still can’t guess what the twist is? Three words. Pull-apart grilled cheese.
Next, take your store-bought dinner rolls out of the package; they should still be attached, making one sheet of bread. Without detaching the individual rolls, cut the rolls in half with a large, serrated knife.
Remove the baking sheets from the oven and put the bottom layer of rolls onto one of your warm sheets. Pile your favorite type of cheese onto this first layer of bread — he uses American, but you can use any cheese or combination of cheeses your heart desires. We think it would even be cool to make SECTIONS of cheese; so 1/4 of the giant grilled cheese is gouda, another is cheddar jack, and so on.
The next step is crucial for getting the grilled cheese to really look like a grilled cheese. Without this step, your cheese won’t melt as much and your sandwich will be less crunchy and more fluffy, which is not how we personally like to enjoy them.
But to learn this important step, you have to watch the Food & Wine video below! Justin will show you exactly how it’s done so you can copy him, and your giant grilled cheese is guaranteed to come out just as gooey and mouthwatering as his. You’ll also learn baking temperature and bake time in the video below, so make sure you give it a watch.
When your gargantuan sandwich comes hot out of the oven, we have no doubt you’ll fall in love with its crusty outside and melted, cheesy inside. Put this out at a party, maybe with some tomato soup or a homemade dip, and your gathering will be a guaranteed hit.