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- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 slices crusty French bread
- 2 to 3 ounces brie, rind removed
- 3 tablespoons Nutella
Melt one third of butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until foaming subsides. Add all four bread slices and cook, swirling occasionally, until pale golden brown on bottom side, about 2 minutes.
Transfer to a cutting board toasted-side-up. Place one cheese slice on top of one two slices of bread. Spread Nutella evenly between two remaining slices. Close sandwich, with both toasted sides facing inwards.
Melt one more piece of butter in the skillet and reduce heat to medium low. Add sandwich and cook, swirling occasionally, until deep, even golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove sandwich using a flexible metal spatula. Add the remaining butter. Return sandwich to skillet cooked-side up. Cook, swirling occasionally, until second side is deep, even golden brown and cheese is thoroughly melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.