Make Great Toasties (Grilled Cheese) Without A Toastie Maker!

Do you want to make a killer toastie, but you don’t have a toastie maker?

No problems! All you need is a pan, some slices of bread, butter and your favorite toppings.

This is how you do it:

  1. Butter the slices of bread on one side
  2. Turn half of them upside down so the buttered sides face down
  3. Add you toppings on these upside-down slices
  4. Place the other slices, buttered sides facing up, on top of the slices with the toppings
  5. Preheat a pan, preferably a non-stick or cast iron pan and than add a bit of cooking oil, preferably grapeseed oil
  6. Grill the toastie on each side for about 3 minutes over mild heat
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for making a great toastie

The recipe for a toastie a kinda standard the world over.

The difference between a good and a great toastie is in the details.

Here are some tips and tricks for making awesome toasties!

  1. Butter is your friend. Butter is what causes the crispy brown toast-texture on great toasties. Don’t overdo it with the butter, but don’t be shy as well. With a couple of tries you’ll find you sweet spot of the amount butter you should use with your setup.
  2. Don’t overheat the pan. That will cause the toastie to brown out and get crispy before the toppings inside can heat up properly.
  3. If you use cheese (which you should, no toastie should go without cheese) use types that melt easier. Some favorites are Cheddar, Havarti and Colby.
  4. Use fresh ingredients, it makes a world of difference!

Killer toastie (grilled cheese) recipe

Now if you aren’t interested in just your normal straight-up toastie, try this mouth-watering recipe!

The steps are the same as outlined before, expect you first add a bit of butter and thinly spread peach jam on the side that gets the toppings.

And then cover that surface with the following toppings:

  1. Grated cheddar cheese
  2. Grated cheese of another sort, like Havarti
  3. Slice of ham
  4. Thinly sliced tomatoes
  5. Sprinkle of pepper
  6. Sprinkle of fine Himalayan salt
  7. Sprinkle of origanum

Complete as in the steps outlined before.

Thank me later!