The best part of every grilled cheese sandwich is the little bits of cheese that get crisped up in the pan and become crunchy, savory goodness. Turns out this little cooking “mistake” is actually called frico, and happens to be essential in making the best grilled cheese ever.

Don’t settle for a sandwich with cheese merely in between the bread. It is the 21st century, a time where cheese can live freely wherever it chooses on its bready domain. Get a little crazy and cover the outside of your bread in all that good ol’ cheddar.

Here is how you can maximize that glorious cheese crunch. You’ll never go back to a normal grilled cheese again — that’s a pinky promise.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 1


  • 2 slices of bread of your choosing
  • At least 1/2 cup of your favorite cheese, shredded (cheddar recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon mayo or softened butter



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