It's National Grilled Cheese Month, and to celebrate, we've gone grilled cheese crazy! From brie, mozzarella, and pear with blue cheese butter to mozzarella with prosciutto and broccoli rabe, there are plenty of gourmet ways to go.
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. From Thomas Keller
Ingredients Butter, softened at room temperature Directions Makes 1 sandwich.
Two-Cheese Grilled Cheese With Potato Chips
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
From Thomas Keller
Butter, softened at room temperature
Makes 1 sandwich.