Two slices of bread
Serving spatula (turner)
Plate (optional but recommended)
You may also need a cutting board and a sharp knife, suitable for cutting cheese
Time: >5 minutes
To start, put the frying pan on the stove and put it on medium. Once that’s done, take out your plate and put two slices of bread on it. Butter it, all the way to the edges. If you need to cut cheese, make sure the pieces are relatively thin so that it will melt (~5mm).
Flip one piece of bread upside down. (If you’re worried about sticking, you can stack it in the pan.) Arrange them on the sandwich as best you can. If you have some left over, eat it or put it in the middle.
If you haven’t already, put the sandwich in the pan. You might first want to check its hot enough by splashing a little water off your fingers onto it and checking if it sizzles. I usually press down on the sandwich to flatten it.
You can check the cook on the sandwich by flipping it or lifting it up. When you like the way it looks, make sure it’s flipped so the other side can cook. Check this one the same way, but also lift up the top piece of bread at the edge. If you meet some resistance and the cheese is melty, it’s probably good to go.