Grilled cheese is a classic for a reason: it’s quick, simple, and—oh, yeah—delicious. Yet, sometimes you need to put a twist on the tried-and-true Wonder Bread and Kraft Singles grillie for something a little more special. In those times of need, you can turn to this one easy trick to make a crispier, nuttier, and most importantly, cheesier grilled cheese.
A sprinkling of a hard, aged cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino Romano onto the buttered bread before you toast it adds an amazing dimension to the final sandwich. As the sandwich cooks, the outside cheese melts, fuses together, browns, and crisps up, much like frico.
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