As we were driving home form church this afternoon, my husband asked what we had for lunch. I would love to go out for lunch but I am always disappointed with the food when we eat out. So I would rather save the money and eat at home. I knew we were going to have Chicken Tinga Tostadas for dinner so I said we would eat grilled cheese for lunch.
I remembered reading that diners use mayonnaise instead of butter when grilling their grilled cheese sandwiches. I only have sticks of butter and I hate trying to spread it on the bread when I am making grilled cheese. So, I was happy to try mayo instead of butter. Just spray your pan with a little Pam so it doesn’t stick.
Everyone was very happy with their grilled cheese sandwiches. My 2 year old that never finishes a sandwich ate 2 grilled cheese sandwiches! My husband and son also had 2 sandwiches. So either they were very hungry – or they really liked the new ingredient!
I used light mayonnaise, so I don’t think it’s any worse for you than butter. Maybe it’s even a little healthier. I was too busy in the kitchen making sandwiches that I ate too many chips and guacamole, so I didn’t have a sandwich.
So what do you think? Will you try mayo instead of butter on your next grilled cheese sandwich? I may try it on a panini next time!