It turns out waffle makers aren’t limited to just waffles. If you or someone you’re charged with the care and feeding of loves grilled cheese, you or they might be excited to hear that a waffle iron creates crispy grilled cheese (with ham, even), complete with little divots that are perfect for holding blobs of ketchup. And there’s no need to turn on the stove.
It’s easy: make waffled grilled cheese like you would in a skillet, buttering the outside of your bread or brushing it with oil, and cook it until golden and crispy in a preheated waffle iron. To make things even more interesting, try spreading your sandwich with chutney, or sprinkle finely chopped tomato and purple onion inside alongside the cheese before you waffle it. For the ultimate in grilled cheese goodness, mix grated Parmesan cheese into a small dish of soft butter to spread on the outside before you cook it – this creates an extra dimension of crunchy cheesiness on the outside, to contrast the soft meltiness inside. Bliss!
Now that you’re on to something new, here are a few new grilled sandwich recipes to try in your waffle iron: