Cheese toast: it seems easy enough, right? Well, yes, and that’s exactly the point. Keep a stash of bread, cheese, and choice condiments in your office fridge, and you’ll always have a delicious lunch or snack when in desperate need two toaster oven cycles away. Food52 recommends toasting the bread before topping it with cheese (and any mustard or other condiments) to preserve its crunch.
First, the toast: I like a thick slice of sourdough, which maintains a layer of chew between its crispy faces. Avoid overly hole-y loaves, as cheese will leak through their cracks. Once it’s golden, layer it with cheese that melts, then pop it back into your mini-oven until it bubbles and browns. If you’d like to embellish, swipe your bread with mayo or mustard first.
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