Grilled cheese sandwiches

Does anyone remember the Grilled Cheese sandwiches which Garlicks in Cape Town served in the restaurants in the 1960’s and ’70’s? It was a cheese and egg mixture I think. Please I would love the recipe.

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    Bhanoo Jeram
    September 14, 2016

    I am from East London. This was my favourite at Garlicks [the Vineyard Restaurant]. I thought it was more like a welsh Rarebit. Havent tasted anything like this again!| Happy memories. Also very special as I was pregnant with my first baby! And guess what grilled cheese/toasted cheese is my daughter’s favourite!

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    Janet Knight
    September 13, 2016

    Yes! Still make them when we remember too. We just mix the grated mature cheddar cheese with a bit of milk, mustard, salt & pepper to form a thick paste and then spread it on the bread thickly. When you grill it, it bubbles up and is ready when it starts to brown on top. Delish!

  • Rob Minter
    September 13, 2016

    Sheila has the recipe spot on! We still make them today and I got the recipe direct from the lady behind the counter at the time. No extras are necessary at all.

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    Sheila Ferguson
    September 13, 2016

    Yes I do!
    This is my idea of the recipe:
    Grill 4 slices of bread on 1 side only.
    Beat an egg and add enough grated cheese to make a thickish paste, Add salt and pepper to taste.
    Spread the un-grilled side of the bread, thickly with the cheese mixture and frill until golden brown and puffed.

  • Laetitia Burger
    September 13, 2016

    I think you mix grated cheese, whisked egg and mayo . Put it on top a slice of bread (eg rye bread) and grill.

  • Judy Crockett
    September 7, 2016

    Me too. I am sure the mixture contained mustard powder and some kind of raising agent but it was definitely delicious.