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The Perfect Grilled Cheese: A Mini Class to Master the Sandwich

Elana Karp, Head Chef, Plated

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5 Videos (10m)
    • Introduction

      1:31
    • Preparing Your Sandwich

      2:02
    • Cooking Your Sandwich

      3:52
    • Add-Ons and Combinations

      0:54
    • Bonus Lesson: Knife Safety

      1:44

About This Class

Join Plated’s Head Chef Elana Karp for a fun and informative mini class on everyone's favorite comfort food: grilled cheese!

You'll learn about the perfect cheeses to use, how to blend them to create the best flavor, what breads to work with, and finally, how to optimize for cheesy gooeyness in your own sandwich. You'll come away with your own custom recipe (with a secret ingredient!) and a surprising trick to getting the perfect brown crust.

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Contest: Say Cheese and Win!

Upload a photo of your perfectly cooked grilled cheese to the Project Gallery for a chance to win a Plated Prize Pack ($200 value)! 

Grand Prize includes:

  • Chef's Skillet
  • Plated Dinner-for-Two Weekly Box — 3 unique recipes with 2 servings each!

Enter by March 15, 2016 at Noon EST

427 of 439 students recommendSee All

We all have made grilled cheese sandwiches. This short video will teach you how to turn an after school kids snack into a hardy, tasty meal for all to enjoy!
I'm always looking for new grilled cheese recipes, and this one is fantastic! The mayo trick is a must.
My life is changed for the better with these simple, applicable cooking tips.

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Elana Karp

Head Chef, Plated

Elana is the Head Chef at Plated and the co-author of the Plated cookbook. After completing Teach for America in New York City and earning her Masters degree in Childhood Education, she headed over to Paris to explore France's deep culinary history and tradition. On the way she earned a chef's degree from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and developed her philosophy that cooking and eating are the best ways to bring people together.

Elana believes food should be easy to make, delicious to ea...

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