There are two essential maxims that must be followed to achieve Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwich Nirvana (CISGCSN):
- Use lots of (real) butter
- Keep the heat low so the cheese melts before the bread burns
- 2 slices of bread
- A few slices of your favorite cheese
- 2 hefty pats of butter
- Half an avocado, sliced
Always start your cast iron cooking with a shiny pan. If your pan is dull, put 8-10 drops of oil into it and rub it around with a paper towel.
small cast iron skillet on medium-low heat, and throw the first pat of butter into the pan. As soon as the butter has melted, swish it around, and then put your first slice of bread into the pan. Place your slices of cheese on the bread slice, and then add the slices of avocado.
Add the second slice of bread on top, and place the second hefty pat of butter in the middle of it. As soon as you have the slightest bit of browning on the bottom (first) slice, flip the sandwich over.
Serve immediately (with a pickle).