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By Ali Slagle
Everyone has his or her own method of making grilled cheese sandwiches: Some add bacon
, or an egg
, or even greens
. Some may smear mayonnaise
on the bread, and others butter
. You may like yours with tomato soup
, or you may like to eat it while standing up at midnight.
Any which way you go about your grilled cheese, everyone's looking for the same thing: toasty bread and melty cheese. But — be warned — it's not as easy as it sounds. Toast burns, cheese doesn't always melt, or a terrible combination of both happens.
A so-so grilled cheese can be absolutely devastating. Here are 10 of the best recipes we have, to avoid a grilled cheese disaster.