All the Ways to Make Grilled Cheese (without a Stovetop)
It’s February. Those two words alone can strike fear into hearts, but there is a balm for winter’s bane: a bowl of something cheesy, cozy, and soul-satisfying. Welcome to Comfort Food Week!
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Sometimes, you’ve just gotta have a grilled cheese. But what if the hankering strikes when you’re in a hotel room without an oven? Or you’re in the wilderness with nothing but a campfire, two slices of bread, and some cheese?
Chillax, dear readers. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how to make like MacGyver and whip up a grilled cheese sandwich—or, well, a melty cheese sandwich that looks like grilled cheese—with everything but your trusty stovetop.
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Legend has it that the croque monsieur, the French version of grilled cheese (plus ham!), came into existence when some early 20th-century workmen in France left their ham-and-cheese sandwiches next to a hot radiator all morning. If it was possible then, it’s possible now—although we have a feeling that the method might leave the bread a bit soggy. But hey, it’ll melt your cheese in a pinch. We just recommend wrapping it in tin foil first.
Also important: Phil Leotardo, a fictional character in “The Sopranos,” ate radiator grilled cheese while he was in the hoosegow.
If this video is to be believed, you can make a pretty decent grilled cheese sandwich by using an iron. We may never order over-priced late-night room service again. Thanks, Crazy Russian Hacker. (That’s not an insult, that’s what the guy who uploaded this video goes by!)