Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mayo VS Butter...

Recently I was watching a TV show with chefs competing against each other and one of the chefs made a grilled cheese sandwich.  She used mayonnaise on the outside of the bread, saying that it made the bread crispier.  
So I decided to do a taste test.  I used my favorite jalapeño/cheddar bread from Price Chopper and good ol' processed cheese.

I spread butter on one side and I spread mayo on the other, cooking one side for the same amount of time as the opposite side

The results?  No difference at all in crispiness - and no difference in taste either.

How do you make your grilled cheese sandwiches?

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  1. I use margarine or butter, whichever I have at the time. Grilled cheese sounds yummy! I like it with tomato soup.

  2. I use butter. I haven't had a toasted cheese sandwich in a while, but I bet it is yummy with the jalapeño/cheddar bread.

  3. It's hatch chili time here in Austin. I had a delicious turkey sandwich with hatch chili mayo and hatch chili roasted turkey breast on a hatch chili bread. Yummy! Not that this has anything to do with your experiment. ;-)
    We make our grilled cheese in a panini maker and don't add any butter or mayo on the outside.

  4. Interesting. I've always used butter but always willing to try new things.


  5. I use mayo because it spreads easier. I never remember to get the butter out and soften it before hand.


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