04/18/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT
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BROKE AND FABULOUS GRILLED CHEESE
• 1 tbsp. butter, softened
• 4 slices sourdough, rye or other bread
• 1 cup grated cheddar
1. Spread butter on 1 side of each slice of bread, making sure it reaches all the way to edges. Mound unbuttered sides of 2 of the slices with ½ cup grated cheese each. Set remaining slices on the cheese, buttered sides up, and press together.
2. Heat large cast-iron skillet over moderate heat. Cook sandwiches until undersides are browned, about 3 minutes. Turn over and cook until second side is browned and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes longer. Cut in 2 and serve.