Slideshow: The Food Lab Turbo: How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Perfect Grilled Cheese
Perfect Grilled Cheese

Even golden brown crust, moist crumb, oozy core.

The Ingredients
The Ingredients

2 slices of hearty sandwich bread, 2 slices of American cheese, 2 tablespoons of butter, and some kosher salt. The cornerstones of a healthy diet.

Step 1: Melt the butter
Step 1: Melt the butter

Melt 1/3rd of your butter in a non-stick or cast iron pan over relatively low heat. Melted, not browned is what you're going for.

Step 3: Lay on the Cheese
Step 3: Lay on the Cheese

Add your cheese slices to the bread, on the toasted side, and close your sandwich, toasted-side-in. This is key.

Step 4: Close the 'wich
Step 4: Close the 'wich

Close your sandwich, toasted-side-in. This is key.

Step 5: Low and slow
Step 5: Low and slow

Add another 1/3rd of the butter and melt it over low to medium-low heat.

Step 7: Remove the sandwich
Step 7: Remove the sandwich

Remove the sandwich once one side is nicely golden brown, then melt the remaining butter.

Step 8: Season
Step 8: Season

Return the sandwich to the skillet, toasted-side-up, and season with a sprinkle of kosher salt. You can skip this step if you use salted butter. Continue cooking until the second side is deep golden brown.