And Then the Sphinx Says…

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

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[12:35 PM] Me: Now. Here’s a riddle. Why is it a grilled cheese sandwich if you fried it, not grilled it?

 

[12:41 PM] Bob: …why not saute….then…eh….broiled…

 

[12:41 PM] Me: Yes! Right? From now on, I’m calling them sauteed cheese sandwiches.

 

[12:42 PM] Bob: …cheese toastie….cheese melt….

 

[12:42 PM] Me: Cheese sneeze!

 

[12:51 PM] Bob: …believe it came from the 1920’s use of a grill to describe a dinner type foods…and the sandwich…cheese melted on bread with all manner of meats and salads layered on…where concocted using the ….grill…the term used for the Viking g1140 model range which included a flame grill, flame broiler, griddle (which in its self is often refered to as a gril) , convection oven and warming oven….to this day the flat griddle type cook surface in a Dairy Queen is refered to as a grill…even though it truely is a large hot plate…which things are fried…

 

[12:52 PM] Me: You really are a scholar!

 

[12:55 PM] Bob: …I think it is frying that got us in all this confusion…when have you ever prepared …one inch deep or more container of oil …heated to around 370 degrees …then plopped a pattied burger into …well…to fry a burno frying is the problem…my burgers from a pan…are browned and heated through…in a pan I just finnished carmelizing onions in…not fried…

 

 

 

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