Monday, November 25, 2013

The question that is baffling the culinary world

Observation and curiosity has prompted this post and asking this very serious question:

When is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich not a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

This is the question and a serious question I might add.  I have seen bloggers post recipes for their so called "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches" and they have big chunks of chicken, turkey, ham, bacon...well you get where I'm going on this.  Putting meat, veggies on your grilled sandwich to me makes it a sandwich with cheese, not a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

I have been giving this a lot of thought (I know I'm sure I have better things to do).  I guess you can call it a grilled cheese sandwich if the cheese ratio is greater than the other items you slap between two slices of bread.  Which brings me to another question, is it a sandwich when it is oozing with so much cheese that you are unable to pick it up to eat it but instead have to get out a fork and knife?

You might be asking yourself what prompted this question about a simple Grilled Cheese Sandwich instead of asking something like What's the meaning of Life....

Here it is - My lunch

Okay, let's break this down....the cheese ratio is greater than the prosciutto ratio since prosciutto is sliced paper thin, the tomato ratio is greater than both the cheese and prosciutto (4 slices of tomatoes) and no I did not burn the bread I happen to love to drizzle worcestershire sauce over my grilled sandwich or if I'm feeling sassy tabasco sauce. 

So what is this folks....a grilled cheese sandwich or just a sandwich with cheese on it.

You be the judge


  1. Yes, Panini :)
    You must try HP sauce, you will find it in the British section, quite yummy on Grilled Cheese. XX

  2. To me a grilled cheese is just cheese (well, with bread etc). Once you start adding other stuff it becomes a sandwich or a panini. But I do say "Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon" not a "Cheese and Bacon Sandwich". So I don't really know the answer to the question just that I'll pretty much eat any version as long as there is lots of cheese!

  3. It looks like panini to me, I always wonder how they come up with name. For me it is sandwich with cheese. I think it will better to call them panini.


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