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Coyoty makes a waffled grilled cheese sandwich.

Waffled grilled cheese sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwich with Blue Granite Jack cheese and sourdough panini bread, made in a waffle maker.

To make a grilled cheese sandwich in your waffle maker, just butter two slices of bread, put cheese between them, and press it in a preheated waffle maker. 

At first the lid won't go all the way down, but keep pressing down slowly until it's finally compressed enough to lock.  Make sure you don't open it again until the ready light goes on.  You're going to want to open it because it'll look like it's overcooking, and the cheese is going to be oozing out of it, but leave it alone. 

When the ready light goes on, unplug the machine, open it, and let it cool for a few minutes.  You want the cheese to be cool enough to lift the whole thing out.  The cheese will surround the sandwich and it will be the best part.  (Anyone who's had a Shady Glen cheeseburger will know what I mean.)

This method can be used to make faux waffles if you don't have any waffle mix or don't want to bother making batter.  Butter the bread like above, but don't fill with cheese.  You could try filling it with blueberries or jam if you want, but it doesn't need it.  Cook it like above, and you will have a crispy waffle that's just like the real thing, but without the batter.
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