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Food - Drink
Broil Your Grilled Cheese For Faster, Crunchier Results
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a classically delicious comfort food loved by many, but using the traditional stovetop method can create a sandwich that's not as crisp as you'd like. The best hands-off appliance to make a crispy grilled cheese is something you likely already have in your kitchen: the broiler in your oven or toaster oven.
To make your grilled cheese in the broiler, simply assemble the sandwich and place it on a baking sheet, broil until the top is browned, then flip it to finish. You can also go an extra step further and add an oven-proof cooling rack to the baking sheet, which will keep steam from collecting under the bread to prevent sogginess.
Once your grilled cheese has become golden brown on both sides and the cheese has thoroughly melted, remove it from the broiler and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing it in half. This way, the cheese will be able to set slightly and won't completely ooze out (and burn your tongue) when you cut it or take a bite.