Everyone knows that brunch is best spent with friends, and that there is no friend on this planet greater than cheese — except for maybe melted cheese. So make sure you and your BFF sharp cheddar spend the most scrumptious of mornings together by learning how to make French toast grilled cheese. In the latest video to come from BuzzFeed's kitchen, breakfast and lunch combine in the meltiest, gooey-est way possible, and yeah, you're going to want to try this out as soon as possible.
Let's break this down into steps, shall we? Essentially, you're going to be building a grilled cheese sandwich the way you normally would, only instead of slathering each piece of bread with butter and throwing it into a frying pan, you dip each side in egg batter and let it transform into toasty, crispy perfection on a griddle (hence, where the French toast part comes in). Top the entire thing off with a fine drizzling of bacon-infused maple syrup (yes, please), and you have what I can only imagine is the most delicious sandwich you've ever eaten before noon. Or maybe you're whipping this one up for brinner (breakfast for dinner), in which case I both admire and applaud your willingness to work cheese into every single meal of the day. In any case, here's what this recipe looks like in action:
Of course, if you're craving grilled cheese, there are other equally as impressive ways to get your fix. Very rarely do I claim to be an expert in anything, but believe me when I say I know a thing or two about grilled cheese, in that I not only like to eat it pretty much every chance I get, but I've also been known to spend long hours scouring the Internet for grilled cheese sandwiches so good they border on obscene (that's just how I do me, OK?). Here are a few of my other favorite hits.
1. Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese
I mean, why not? Super food blogger Oh Bite It has reached into the depths of her cheese-loving imagination to bring us a sandwich so absurdly decadent, you're going to want to eat this only on special occasions. (Just kidding — you're going to want to eat it always, duh.)
2. Grilled Cheese Dunkers
Believe me, you want this in your life. I don't even think "want" is the right word to use here — you are going to need one the second you see how food Instagrammer Tym Bussanich transforms a standard sandwich into the grilled cheese dunker of your dreams. There's genius, and then there's genius.
This one certainly isn't for the faint of heart, but since you already know you love bacon, and you already know you love good cheese, you ought to give this heavy-hitting sandwich a chance. Honestly, you'll feel like a better person for having tried it.
4. Pizza Grilled Cheese
Nothing to see here, really — just the answer to all my pizza-loving prayers. If this beauty by food blogger Cooking for Keeps doesn't have you feeling at least a smidge hungry, then you are obviously a cheese-hating monster, and I think this conversation is over. Goodbye.
5. Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese
There's always one over-achiever in the group who has to make the rest of us look bad by going above and beyond the call of duty. In this case, that person is food blogger Public Lives, Secret Recipes, but you can't even really be mad because c'mon — just look at that thing. I'll take two, please.
6. Dark Chocolate And Mascarpone Grilled Cheese
It would be a shame to skip dessert, especially when you can have dessert in the form of melty chocolate and mascarpone. Let the brilliant minds at How Sweet It Is show you how this show-stopper is done, and then come back and thank me for being your grilled cheese spirit guide. You can't say I never did anything for you.