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

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

337 of 348 students recommendSee All

Engaging teaching style, something I'm looking forward to making soon, and included is a great bonus review of knife safety. Thank you!
Easy & Yummy
Ziana G.

Knowledge is Power

Thanks, Elana. This was my first Skillshare course. I chose it because, well, it's a short primer on grilled cheese sandwiches, which is literally my third favourite thing in the world. True to its title, it was indeed a mini class on the sandwich mastery, and I recommend it to fans of cheese and/or grilling and/or sandwiches. There was a brief-but-particularly-gory part where Elana used a metal implement on a non-stick pan, during which I had to look away from the screen. It looks like no pans were harmed in the making of this movie. Phew! The high point, aside from now being hungry enough to eat two sandwiches was the smile at the end of third chapter. That's genuine love for the craft.

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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 eat and is best enjoyed when shared. It leads to good conversation, exposes diners to new cultures, and makes great memories. She is thrilled to be part of the Plated culinary team and looks forward to sharing her meals with you!