Wednesday was National Grilled Cheese Day. I don’t really remember that day from past years, but thought I would celebrate this year with actually preparing grilled cheese sandwiches–Not just made indoors on a grill, but made outdoors on a charcoal grill.
The feat was totally easy since I have a new grilled cheese basket by The Charcoal Companion. This non-stick basket is perfect for any type of grilled sandwich on an open grill. The rosewood handle is especially nice and the basket clip keeps the tool together for easy turning. I was able to fit three smaller sandwiches with plenty of cheddar cheese for each sandwich into the basket. The sandwiches are held together nicely without any worries of losing a sandwich into the charcoal.
It took only minutes before the cheese was melty, gooey and so delicious! The actual outdoor charcoal flavor adds that extra special taste that cannot be achieved indoors. The basket is the perfect size and really could be used to grill flat vegetables as well.
I plan to be using my grills so much more this year as I have come to appreciate all types of outdoor grilling and various foods that can be easily made on the grill today with the proper tools. Grilled cheese is also perfect for tailgating season. There is just something about cooking food outdoors that makes it taste extra special!
Baskets can be found at Wal-Mart, World Market, many specialty cooking stores and even online at The Home Depot or bbqguys.com.