Knowing how to melt cheese perfectly for a cheeseburger, on chicken, or even on a slice of toast sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? I mean, gah, everybody knows how to melt cheese. Right?
Well, over the years, I’ve found that some ways of melting cheese just work a whole lot better than others. At least in my opinion.
For instance, my family loves cheeseburger steak with mushroom and onion saute on a regular basis. We also love burgers cooked on the grill and cheesy chicken dripping with pico de gallo. But, I’ve found that just tossing the cheese onto the burgers at the last minute on the grill can leave the cheese not exactly perfectly melted.
Little Buddy had a friend over a while back and I made one of our regulars of skillet cheeseburgers. When I asked his friend if he wanted cheese on his, he said, “no, m’am.” So, leaving cheese off of his, I pulled his out of the skillet and then prepped the burgers with the cheese for the rest of ours. Then, later when I placed them on the table, he said, “I think I do want one with cheese. Do you mind?”
“Of course I don’t mind.” I popped his back into the skillet, melted the cheese, served it up, and watch him devour it. I asked him what made him change his mind about the cheese and he said, “Usually the cheese is sort of tough.”
Realizing what he meant, I told him my little tip for melting it perfectly.
The next day, his Mom called me to thank me for sharing my little cheese tip with him. “Life changing” was her description.
So, while I’m not sure this tip is exactly life changing for everyone, it does make all the difference for me in getting perfectly melted cheese for so many dishes.
You ready? It’s super simple.
Yep, that’s it. Just pop the lid onto the skillet, cookware, or if you are using a grill or the oven, just use another piece of cookware large enough to cover the food without preventing the grill or oven from closing. For instance, I’ll place a deep skillet over chicken that is cooking on the grill to get the cheese to melt perfectly or use a square baking pan that I use to bake my brownies when getting cheese to melt just right in the oven.
Have I lost you?
Are you shaking your head at me now saying, “that girl has flipped her lid?”
I sure hope not!
If you’ve hung around this long, give it a try the next time you need to melt cheese on burgers, chicken, or whatnot. I promise, you’ll be as hooked as I am.
Cheesy-Lovin’ Robyn xo