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Mastered the art of the perfect cheese toastie? Got your mates all jealous of your cheddar treasure? Think again..Food writer Tristan Lutz is calling for people to make the switch from butter to egg mayonnaise, which he says will make the bread brown more evenly, burn less quickly and avoid tearing a hole in the bread while trying to spread it.

That’s right! Ditch the butter and go for mayo to execute the perfect cheese toastie. But don’t take my word for it, Lutz explains that..
“While butter splits into oil and solids, the latter of which burns quickly against the hotplate,” he says. “Mayonnaise is perfectly emulsified, meaning no more blackened patches.
“And whole egg mayonnaise – the kind you buy in a jar – has the same ratio of salt, so you won’t be sacrificing any flavour.”
Well here you have it, don’t turn your cheese toastie into a hot mess, opt for mayonnaise instead for the perfect results!
If like me, you’re looking for something with a little more of a kick, try adding some diced onions, and dried cured ham, and chorizo for a little bit of a spanish kick to it.
There’s endless possibilities with the type of cheese used. So best to try and find one or a few that work for you.
Instead of grilling, you could try butter the outside of the sandwich and fry for a different taste!

 

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Paige Brook

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