Pan-Fried Cheese Toastie
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Pan-Fried Cheese Toastie

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Serves 2

It's as simple as a toasted sandwich but it tastes better! In this recipe you don't need to put in the ham or the chives but you can add extra ingredients (onions etc.)

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  • 25g (2oz) butter
  • 4 slices wholemeal bread
  • 100g (3oz) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh chives
  • 100g (3oz) ham, chopped


    1. Butter the bread and arrange the cheese and ham over half of the slices, buttered side down.
    2. Sprinkle over the chives and cover with the remaining slices, buttered side up.
    3. Preheat a frying pan and cook the sandwiches for 2 mins on each side, until golden brown and the cheese has melted.
    4. Cut into triangles and serve.

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26th Sep, 2019
Quicker, easier and tastier than using a grill or toastie machine. No mess at all.
8th Aug, 2019
Easy to cook and much easier to clean than a toastie maker. You can squish it down while it's in the pan by putting a small baking tray on top of it and then putting a pan full of cold water on top of that. Use a griddle pan if you have one; looks fancier :)
22nd Jun, 2019
I disagree with the comments that it runs a pan. I've made toastie's a few times since seeing this and wouldn't do it any other way now. Quick and easy and a lot less mess than a sandwich toaster machine. Get s better pan mate!
25th Aug, 2018
not only did you screw my pan up, you wasted a load of food. Not cool, don't follow this, be warned
26th Sep, 2019
No idea how anyone would manage to destroy a pan in the 3 minutes this took to make!
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15th Nov, 2018
i should have listened, they wasted a house as well.
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1st May, 2019
So this recipe only explains briefly what you should do.. But it works fab. I buttered my bread and placed it butter side down in an already greased hot pan. I placed the cheese on top of the bread (not too much otherwise it spills out and goes everywhere. I then put the top slice on, butter side up. I put tin foil on it and then put my heavy mixing bowl on top until bottom slice was browned. I lifted out.. Regreased the pan and flipped it butter side down and repeated with mixing bowl. Perfect.