Advanced Grilled Cheese | Basics with Babish
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I realize that having "Advanced" and "Basics" in the same title might seem a bit contradictory, but the good ol' grilled cheese is about as basic as it gets. Using technique and flavorful ingredients, we'll try and put some fun spins on this after-school classic, hopefully without upsetting the purists!
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  • Door-to-door Tax Collector
    Door-to-door Tax Collector

    i usually add dried oregano to my grilled cheese. call me crazy or wicked, but do not call me a fool until you try it for yourself

  • JaykobTV

    how does he get the cheese to be so melty without pressing down on the sandwich like a maniac? help

  • fruitypop refreshing
    fruitypop refreshing

    This isn't your normal every day grilled cheese. This is *advanced* grilled cheese.

  • Chop Happy
    Chop Happy

    Advanced grilled cheese?!?! Uh yes please haha

  • James B
    James B

    I tried cooking grilled cheese in cast iron, and the edges of the bread carbonized onto the iron and has never came off no matter how hard I scrub it.

  • Aba Log
    Aba Log

    Would you go head-to-head with Alton Brown's griddled cheese?

  • Ronaldo_ Slayer21
    Ronaldo_ Slayer21

    Is it cheating to make the cheese different I wonder

  • professornuke

    "The vast majority of cheeses don't melt as well as American." American what? I know there's a thing people from the USA call American Cheese, but....I'm pretty sure the rest of the world doesn't consider it to be cheese. Is that what you meant? It's some yellow stuff, but, I wouldn't dignify it by calling it cheese.

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  • Zulfburht

    I use my toaster oven because I’m to lazy to clean my pans.

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  • Alaskan Aligator
    Alaskan Aligator


  • Lake Manson
    Lake Manson

    babish when are you doing a collab with ordinary sausage

  • kildaver

    Elmer Fudd will be...pleased...

  • Ping Wong
    Ping Wong


  • Owen Flaherty
    Owen Flaherty

    3:43 Adam Ragusea: You called?

  • Auds Marie
    Auds Marie

    Wow 🤩

  • Gianni Moreno
    Gianni Moreno

    I thought I was the only one who lied about knowing Linux. The only thing I know are the keyboard shortcuts ;-;

  • Abhishek Rajasundaram
    Abhishek Rajasundaram

    I like how he put an "Advanced" recipe in a "Basics" video.

  • Chris Harrington
    Chris Harrington

    @ 6:02 how do you say Worcestershire sauce?? lol

  • Peter Kemp
    Peter Kemp

    Whenever I hear the phrase "purists say that..." I always mentally replace it with "people who need to get a grip and get out more say that..."

  • Magdalena Olszyk
    Magdalena Olszyk

    3:17 I watched this so many times until I was done 😂😂😂🤫🤭

  • Sean Keady
    Sean Keady

    3:14 Babish De Niro

  • WhiskySiN

    Cheese slices aka American cheese. If you can call it cheese *gag*

  • Tommy A
    Tommy A

    why did i find 5:21 so funny

  • alex barnard
    alex barnard

    When are you gonna collab with ordinary sausage???? Needs to happen

  • JR_mtb

    Gordon Ramsey aggressively taking notes* ✍

  • crestfell

    when it comes down to it, wine is just advanced fruit juice.

  • unreconstruct

    Whew! 😅 I’m glad I’m not the only person who believes the movie “Chef” is awesome.

  • Anna Reed
    Anna Reed

    Chef John's inside-out grilled cheese is so perfect. It's the only way I've made grilled cheese since that video's release. Although I follow his method a little more closely that Babby 😜

  • Esteban Moran
    Esteban Moran

    Local chef gets intoxicated drinking wine while making too many grilled cheeses

  • Marcelo Leria
    Marcelo Leria

    Gordon Ramsey could have a look at this video eh

  • itchykami

    Is it still a grilled cheese if it's dipped in tomato soup after cooking, or is it a soup melt? If I put a grilled cheese sandwich in the grilled cheese, is it a grilled cheese melt?

  • Adrian Ellis
    Adrian Ellis

    "You do not have enough credits. "Advanced Grilled Cheese"/GCA 4091 is only available for students to take after taking 'Intermediate Grilled Cheese"/GCIN 3300 and "Beginners Grilled Cheese"/GCBG 2010. " - My College Advisor.

  • Sarah Elizabeth
    Sarah Elizabeth

    Setting the sandwich on a wire drying set was genius. I always get annoyed when it's soggy, so I appreciate this tip lol

  • l l
    l l

    Advanced grill cheese in basics with babish. Hmmmm something ain't right!

  • Jaku Jaku
    Jaku Jaku


  • KefkeWren

    "Golden brown" is an undercooked grilled cheese. For a proper grilled cheese, you want just a little bit of char on the outside. It just doesn't taste right without it.

  • inkleef _
    inkleef _

    As always, I’m amazed that Babish hasn’t singed his tastebuds off

  • Ginny W
    Ginny W

    might have moaned a little around 8:39 ngl

  • supermankillerz

    babish " some say that even adding mustard will disqualify your sandwich and make it a melt" Also Babish "So we're just gonna add some mustard to this bad boy"

  • DeltaMike89

    Alton Brown looking at you thinking ‘these are griddled sandwiches with melt cheese!’

  • Allzombifood

    This mans better than Gordon Ramsey

  • LeoYoshi54321

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  • Brandon Wang
    Brandon Wang

    Idk man, it sounds like a grilled cheese but with extra steps

  • Drborn Awesomeness
    Drborn Awesomeness

    I never thought of tomato in the grilled cheese!!

  • Chris M
    Chris M

    Babing babingo

  • :Picklez

    I skipped 20 seconds at the beginning, which made him say "Cheese. Let's get down to basics." That's all the intro he needed, honestly

  • Jason Ott
    Jason Ott

    humdrum tastes like flat pear flavored hard seltzer

  • john smith
    john smith

    Cheese shredded off of a block is always better for melting than preshredded because it doesn't have the edible talcum powder they put on bagged shredded cheese.

    • yasio bolo
      yasio bolo

      caramelize the onions. I had no idea you could get pre-caramelized, and will likely.... ///never/// do so.

  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson

    Be honest Babish, how many (on camera + off camera) grilled cheese sandwiches did you consume that day? :)

    • yasio bolo
      yasio bolo

      Whelp time to get obesity

  • Christine Fliger
    Christine Fliger

    I make a Linberger grilled cheese with Rye bread and I use Chipotle mayo on the outside...try you will be surprised.

  • Michael 2112
    Michael 2112

    A poached egg on each half of that last sandwich and... What could be better, in any universe?

  • Ben Bateman
    Ben Bateman

    Im legit gonna do this right now

  • Austin Amend
    Austin Amend

    Mayo > Butter

  • Cassidy Stuidiot
    Cassidy Stuidiot

    Reminds me of the grilled cheese deluxe episode, so much just to make something so simple that even I can’t make still

  • Slater Girl
    Slater Girl

    Believe it or not, Mayo works 10x better.

  • Jim Hutchison
    Jim Hutchison

    This guy's hilarious...

  • Tyler Hutchison
    Tyler Hutchison

    I don't think ye can call it a sandwich anymore.

  • Anastasia Lennon
    Anastasia Lennon

    I love cheese but American cheese is disgusting.

  • Glenn Cooke
    Glenn Cooke

    Butter used looks absolutely vile, gets some pure Irish Kerry gold butter on that toastie

  • Wei on Huang
    Wei on Huang

    The series is called BASICS with banish and then he gives you ADVANCED grilled cheese. Love it

  • FlannelFlax

    this guy makes grilled cheese better than i can pour a glass of soda

  • Chris Bingley
    Chris Bingley

    Somebody needs to introduce Babish to Wensleydale and Cheshire cheeses.

  • ded

    Whelp time to get obesity

  • Drawing Moo
    Drawing Moo

    Ok, I'm sorry, WHAT. 7:28 there are store-bought caramelized onions? That just sounds... wrong. One of the first things my parents taught me to do to help out with dinners was caramelize the onions. I had no idea you could get pre-caramelized, and will likely.... ///never/// do so.

  • Rogue Ren
    Rogue Ren

    "Wow my resume says I knew Linux? I just straight up lied" Me: *nervously laughs while watching this on Linux*

  • Twinkle Toes
    Twinkle Toes

    Never before have I been so bummed to be lactose intolerant >.

  • Ryudex

    Collab with Gordon Ramsay plz

  • Mini Fag
    Mini Fag

    dont know about you guys but i went out of my way and made myself a yummy grilled cheeze :)

  • Jordonus

    Basic Grilled Cheese is best Grilled Cheese. Change my mind.

  • DonnerK

    In the first minute I learnt how to do something

  • Mini Fag
    Mini Fag

    advanceds with babish

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  • Jason Von Holten
    Jason Von Holten

    Every basics strays much much further from basic

  • CantyCanadian

    You should look at Alton Brown's onion dip episode for how to make quick caramelized onions.

  • DbzInflux 8696
    DbzInflux 8696

    I like how he straight up showed the purists that there is a better grilled cheese that's not a melt.

  • Jeetaditya Chatterjee
    Jeetaditya Chatterjee

    "Proficiency in windows Mac and linux" don't play with me Bimbish.

  • Lukas Oitzl
    Lukas Oitzl

    The best grilled cheese (variation) I ever had, was with haggis called "the Bruiser" in a great shop called "melt" in Aberdeen, Scotland. It was amazing although afterwards I always felt like lying down.

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  • lindelani lee
    lindelani lee

    Hey Babish. I'm loving the new music🙂

  • Andy Tha Rapper
    Andy Tha Rapper

    "Why does it need a hack, is it that hard to flip a sandwich?" Yes Babish, surprisingly enough I think it is for some 😂😂😂

  • GundamLupuzRex

    They say that his hips will never be the same

  • Mantis Toboggan
    Mantis Toboggan

    sorry, but you just cannot add the word american before the word cheese. it doesn't exist.

  • mike wieser
    mike wieser

    Tbh I don’t like the American cheese version i love the Dutch jong belegen cheese way better

  • Ania Saluda
    Ania Saluda

    What's the best European substitute for American cheese?

  • nezquick

    Next grilled cheese video won't even have bread, will just be a slice of American between two pieces of cheddar.

  • Alexandre Ribeiro
    Alexandre Ribeiro

    This should have been "Advanced Stuff With Babish"

  • SAJL Zeijlemaker
    SAJL Zeijlemaker

    Thanks ... I just ate ... now I need a grilled cheese sandwich

  • Malin Lamell
    Malin Lamell

    This is bordering pornographic when you’re parked on the sofa, preggers and craving cheese

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  • Samuel Jacque
    Samuel Jacque

    "Advanced Grilled Cheese" has a nice ring to it


    to the 655 that disliked this video... how bad was your childhood?

  • TheWikingWarrior

    I feel like the fact that Babish puts the extra cheese in the middle instead of immediately snacking may be a sign of being a sociopath.

  • Smickles

    If the dish has "advanced" in its name then is it really still basic?

  • Little Kraken
    Little Kraken

    in england american cheese is just knowb as plastic cheese

  • Miles Watson jr
    Miles Watson jr

    Ya know, that's incredible I gotta add jam and onions to grilled cheese now.

  • CaptainRandom

    Every time I watch an episode like this I am re-devastated about being lactose intolerant, and then I remember that Andrew is also lactose intolerant, and then I spend the latter half of the episode worrying about him. No amount of Lactaid in the world would help me digest these wonderful grilled cheese creations.

  • Dakota Austin
    Dakota Austin

    I have a question, it’s probably been answered before but. Did you go to culinary school or did you just start at home. Which ever props to you man. I’ve come to love cooking so much because of your videos, thank you your a great teacher, entertainer!!!

  • Adamations

    title: advanced also title: basics me: uhhhh *puts a loaf of cheese on the grill* like this?