Wednesday, July 26, 2006

can i make a cheese sauce with sliced american cheese?

Someone landed on my blog with this question in their google search bar. Could you make cheese sauce with sliced American cheese? Maybe. Would you want to? Not in a million years.

Stop searching for an American cheese sauce recipe and instead, get your ass to the store and by some real cheese. The kind that isn’t individually wrapped in preformed, pressed squares. The kind that tastes real. The kind that melts.

Oh my. I don’t have enough time or energy to even explain how my love for cheese was just insulted by this question.

44 comments:

Margaret said...

Jeeeze! (or is that cheese?) Granted being from Philly the melted lard bar of velvetta is the trick. Outside of the Philly Cheesesteak bun - cheese must be top notch. Tell her to pick up a can of the Campbell's soup cheese and save the effort of trying.

Hmmm, speaking of cheese I just bought some pepperoni and a small brick of vermont sharp. Trying out those new Ritz Vegetable flavor crackers too.

Anonymous said...

I've made a decent cheese sauce with sliced American cheese.

Don't assume everyone is as fortunate as you and can afford "real" cheese.

Anonymous said...

try having my kitchen and budget.....How do you expect the "poor" to cook? I have mabey $1.75, and no obility to either get to a store with good cheese or be able to buy it. Thanks for being a "SNOB.!!!"

Anonymous said...

I think the word bitch is more appropriate...maybe someone should change their tampon...

Anonymous said...

Seriously, get a grip bitch. We poor folk are looking for American Cheese Sauce.

Anonymous said...

wow some one needs to remove the stick from there ass. did you ever think that maybe people can't afford everything that your so "privliged" to buy! I came accross this site looking for a how to make a sause with american cheese because thats what in my house and i have .42 cents in my bank and whether you think american cheese is below you or not i still need to be able to feed my family. I hope one day you get a huge reality check! karma is a bitch so i hope to hear you poor and homless in a few years! and when that happens i hope you beg someone for a piece of american cheese because your starving!

Anonymous said...

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
7 slices processed American cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in flour. Pour in the milk and stir until the mixture thickens. Stirring constantly, mix in cheese and salt. Continue to cook and stir until cheese has melted and all ingredients are well blended, about 15 minutes.

GET OWNED!

Next time you think about getting off your ass mid football game to buy nacho cheese, save your bucks for beer and have the misses dandy up this recipe for people with a budget. The sliced cheese can be replaced for shredded etc by weight. You can pretty much guesstimate.

owned.

Anonymous said...

Thanks that recipe is awesome

Anonymous said...

Thank you anonymous cheese sauce recipe giver! As a poor college student who just wants to make a dinner for her boyfriend, and neither has the finances for "real cheese" or the time to go get it (he, mistake on my part), I really appreciate this recipe and not another bitch fest from the woman who originally answered. Way to make your readers feel like crap.

brandy nicole said...

what an asshole. did you ever stop to think about possibly the time someone may not have to go to the store, or the finances?? thanks annoyomous recipe giver!

Anonymous said...

Thank you annon recipie person!! love it!! and too you that said your were insulted, you should be insulted for being such and asshole. I live an hour from any store with real cheese and i dont want to have to drive an hour for cheese sauce. again thank you for the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

You are a true BITCH. I personally think that if you have the money to buy REAL cheese you should have enough to go "by" yourself and education. Learn how to spell before you come on here and judge people. BITCH!

Anonymous said...

Anything with Cheese....is that the site, or what your head is full of? If sliced cheese wasn't real, you wouldn't see all of these "real people" stating the obvious about you being a BITCH! I think you should get off of your ass and get your head out of it!!!

Anonymous said...

this was a great recipe for mac and cheese with american. just added some oregano, garlic, and dried diced onion. one detractor to it was when it cooled too much it became super thick bordering on glue, but when in a budget pinch this will be a versatile recipe, from nachos to soup.

Anonymous said...

What a total bitch. Go crawl in a hole, you make me sick.

Btw, thanks for the recipe, that's EXACTLY what I was looking for.

Btw, I also don't have the means at this second to drive to the store, i'm looking for a quick fix, not something overly fantastic. Life isn't all filet mignon and risotta, bitch.

Anonymous said...

I am from England and when I was over there I tasted this sauce on fries. And wow. I was in heaven and it's all my kid has gone on about since we got back. Yeah there are nicer cheeses out there. But it doesn't cut the mustard. Thanks for the receipe. I no longer have earache. Many thanks;)

Anonymous said...

I think it was more of a joke, because she is a chef, she appreciates real food, rather than processed...

But yes, you can pretty much use the same recipe, just use processed cheese instead of real cheese if you don't have it. Cream cheese works well too.

Anonymous said...

Your an oxygen thief! To bash and insult another human in such a degrading way. Karma is a bitch... be careful. Your soul is sour. tsk tsk tsk . shame on you.

Anonymous said...

and your going to what.... culinary school... HAHAHA your mind is closed you will never make it. If you do survive, your skills will be shallow.I feel sorry if you are ever hired. Ahh thats why you couldnt come up with a recipe for the cheese sauce.. You cant cook.

Mattbluesman said...

Well excuse me! lol. My Girlfriend works at a cheese factory in WI. she makes and packages cheese and those individually wrapped slices are more often than not actual cheese, it's just not aged as long, giving it a much less firm texture.

Anonymous said...

Cheese is cheese. U sound like such a dick talking about "real Cheese". Hope your love of cheese wasnt offended by my comment.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are all freaking nuts! Maybe EVERYONE needs to get a grip and stop having such a chip on your shoulder! Grow up. You are all adults, correct?

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute!!
First, anyone who can not type anything nice should not type at all. Any bad comment should be reported as this website is open to all public. People need to respect others as they want to be respected.
Second, I find there is nothing wrong with asking about a cheese sauce recipe out of slices of cheese.
There is no need to bash each other and there are spelling and grammar errors on this blog.
In conclusion, people who continue to bash others and use
inappropriate language should be reported and deleted.

melsweetie84 said...

I do the same thing my mom has always done and only cook it for when I want an easy cheese sauce to pour over some cooked vegetables. I can't even stand the jar stuff because I've always eaten this and I prefer it, plus I always keep sliced cheese, milk & butter in my fridge! Depending on how much you need, just rip up about 5 slices of cheese in a glass measuring cup. Then add just a splash of milk, and maybe a tablespoon of butter. Microwave it for about a minute, stirring it every 20 seconds or so. Viola!!! That probably yields about 1/2 a cup of "cheese sauce". You can always play with the proportions but try not to add more than a quick splash of milk at a time. It's easier to add more milk to dilute than it is to try to thicken it up if you add too much!

Shanda said...

To the poster named "anythingwithcheese": I like real cheese too, but I prefer american cheese slices for grilled cheese; therefore, I had some left that I wanted to use up before they expire. On top of that, I did not want to go through the hassle of getting ready and dressed to go to the store today! On top of all that, I was cooking some cauliflower and decided I wanted some cheese sauce but I had only the slices, so found this blog. "anythingwithcheese": You sound like a small-minded, spoiled jack-ass! I tried the recipe posted here with the flour, 7 slices of cheese, and milk. It made way too much sauce for one person. Also, it's very thin - like cheese soup! Actually, if you want to eat it as a soup, then I guess it would be enough for 1 person. "Melsweetie84"'s recipe suggestion sounds like it is a lot easier and may work out better.

Anonymous said...

That was entertaining reading! I prefer "real" cheese and don't generally eat American cheese, but I'm out in the country house-sitting with no money (as recommended so teen kid's not tempted to steal) and cooking for teenagers who are not my own. They have American cheese. Just looking for a frickin' recipe, not a judgement. Agree that original post is at least somewhat naive or ignorant if not snobby and very much appreciate the recipe anonymously posted....I wasn't sure if the standard recipe for cheese sauce would change in using American vs. "real". :)

Anonymous said...

And some people like the cheap american rather than something thats is supposed to be better molded!!!
BESIDES IN PHILLY YOU CAN GET FRESH SLICED AMERICAN CLOSE TO THE PRICE OF PROCESSED WRAP SHIT!!!!

I HATE SNOBS AND THIER FOOD

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the person who was gracious enough to post a recipe instead of insulting others as the blog writer as done.

As a struggling family, we don't have much money right now but we would like to make a cheese sauce using the only cheese we currently have which happens to be American Cheese (I have a 4 yr old who loves it).

I grew up living in several different countries (Germany, Spain, UK, USA, ect) and I've had my fair share of "gourmet" cheese. As a matter of fact, I usually "reward" myself with nice gourmet cheese once a year or so when I can afford it.

In the meantime, cheese sauce made with American is all I can afford without breaking the bank.

Maybe the blog writer can show some compassion for those who are unable to drop everything and run to the store for expensive cheese for a cheese sauce. I hope he/she is never put in that position that most of us are in having to make do with what is cheap and available in order to eat. ;)

Anonymous said...

I went to culinary school and I know that you get in this mind warp where the school teaches you only to use the "best" ingredients and it spills over into your real life. But believe me, there are times when the "best" ingredients won't be available and you use what you have. Being able t do that separates the good cooks from the great chefs. If I were you I would apologize and give a great recipe using American cheese. Guests at your restaurant are going ot be just as harsh as the people who have already posted. So, maybe think of this as a lesson you didn't have to pay your culinary school for.

Anonymous said...

first, when you make a purchase it is "buy" not "by". you may be an expert with cheese, but not well educated.

sometimes a person is left with only the ingredients in the house to create a culinary delight her children will eat ... thus, the request for an "american cheese" sauce for the steamed veggies.

thanks for the recipe ideas! I will try one out.

Shane lambert said...

You guys are all fucking crazy. If you reread the original post and didn't get all flapped up by the comments, you'd realize she feels passionate about cheese and wasn't making a real "judgment" on your economic status. Shockingly, this response to using processed cheese is not a direct attack on everyone who reads it. It is possible for someone to have an opinion based on ding something with the best possible outcome. I feel people should make their own burgers instead of BUY frozen. I might even make a case and insist you're doing something wrong by buying frozen burgers, and you will all be surprised to know that it has nothing to do with thinking you're poor and can't afford "real" meat. It has everything to do with me thinking homemade burgers are better than frozen. Like kraft singles aren't better than a block of sharp cheddar. I don't have a butler bringing me cows to choose where my cheese and meat will come from and I doubt she does either. Nor did she make any such claim. All the anonymous' here should take a shit and relax. Except the one who put up the recipe, well played.

KerrieMR said...

Thank you to the person who left the recipe!! I was wondering if I multiplied the recipe to make it for a lot of people, would I be able to keep it hot and still cheesy and creamy if after making it I keep it in a SLOW COOKER?? I want to make crab fries for lots of people, but It won't be at my house.... Thanks, cheese lovers!

AMERICANOQUESO said...

cheese louis...first of all... i read every comment on here and some of them made me laugh sum made me cry and sum made me wanna choke a bitch out with a block of "real" vermont cheddar! lol i didn't know all the american cheese ive ate in my lifetime was fake and just a figment of my imagination! cheese is FUCKING cheese. they wouldnt sell it if it wasn't real dumb ass. i know she has a blog and thinks shes chef boyar-dee-dee-dee or chef bobby flakysaur(flay), but she needs to take her ignorant ass to the grocery store and see that american cheese is the realest cheese of the people, by the people, for the people bitch. lol what do you consider real cheese? KRAFT american cheese isn't real? did ghost busters make that shit or something? i don't think so. ur probly a ginger and you don't have a soul or a sally struthers jabba the hutt looking mother fucker who thinks they are above everyone just because you went to culinary school. well your not hot shit you just look and smell like it. and until you have a cook book you need to sit down shut the fuck up take yo ass to jenny craig and work off all that mozzarella, ricotta, and that real ass cheese off your cottage cheese ass thighs. have a "gouda" day bitch.

Anonymous said...

Wow everyone can not afford to go to the store everyday. What you said was wrong and not caused for. Thank you for the cheese recipe I greatly appreciate it.

Travis said...

Wow, I am surprised by all the vitrol and anger here. Is American cheese actually cheaper than real cheese? I ask because when I look at the cost here in Canada it is often comparable to a large block of Cheddar. Not really good cheddar, but something better than processed cheese. Maybe it is really cheap in the US but I have never bought it there.

Anonymous said...

Wow anythingwithcheese..six years later you're still a cunt :). Congratulations on using those asshole talents you learned in the "corporate world!" You're successfully just another know-it-all, self-important blogger with a two-bit idea (this time, 'elitist cheese') that you can use to berate others down to your questionable level of self-awareness. Perhaps a better name would be "Anything with Cheese, or an Income Leve, I Approve Of." I admit, it's kinda long but at least it's honest

Krystal Lee said...

well i dont know y i am even writing, cause i already know the peeps that wrote prob wont ever read this. Here it goes anyway lol. Cheese sauce does not require a certain style of cheese. There are MANY cheese sauces u can make with ANY kind of cheese. In fact, Alfredo Sauce is a cheese sauce for the noobs who dont know. Hot Brown sauce is my faviorte, but when im running low on smoked chedda' i use american. Guess what? NEVER had a customer notice the difference. In fact, I have actually had customers compliment me on it. So before u open ur mouths to talk shit, you should instead open ur minds to new ideas. Sometimes the best recipes are created from lack of funds to purchase prime ingredients. On another note, all u fags that were talking shit, NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR OPINION. Clearly the writer of the thread was asking for a recipe, not for a bunch of cocksuckers to run their mouths. You know whats funny? Its the rich, picky people like the ones commenting bullshit, that cant even tell the difference in cheeses so EMP and learn to STFU losers.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, people. This is a foodie, culinary blog, for people who are into that sort of stuff, the kind of people who place emphasis on quality over price when choosing ingredients. While American can be fine for some certain recipes, there are other cheeses out there that cost just as much that'll add far more flavor, especially since when making a cheese sauce the flavor gets diluted from milk added anyway.

Anonymous said...

You think any of us got here by coming to a blog about foodies? We're here because a Google search led us here, because the asshole deliberately created a misleading title. When you specifically title your blog to get people here under false pretenses, you are a fucking jerk.

And it doesn't matter if you are a foodie. What she says would be jerkish no matter what. This is the very reason people hate foodies, because ones like this act like assholes.

When people search for recipes, they're usually searching for a way to make food with the ingredients they already have. IT IS NEVER HELPFUL TO TELL THEM TO GO GET SOMETHING ELSE.

She is acting like a snob, and she deserves to be punished for it. Stop defending her. It is people like you that leads to the world being full of jerks. When you act like a jerk, you get treated like one.

emmy1019 said...

yea totally just made the cheese the anonymous person posted, sooo freaking good on some philly cheese steak!!!! best american cheese sauce recipe EVER!!!! (except i had to add an extra slice and another 1tbspn butter+tbspn flour combined) but that shit was the fucking bomb!!!! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just to add my 2¢... A small wheel of brie is $5. A wedge of gruyere is $8. A block of cheddar is $4... A more generously-sized block would be $5-6. A bag of shredded mozarella is $4... For less of a portion than freshly-made $5 mozarella.

You can get a 24-slice pack of american cheese for 99¢. When you're in a position where you really need to make every last penny scream for mercy, that 99¢ pack is going to feed a lot more mouths than a small wheel of brie worth about 30 bags of ramen.

Lastly, American cheese IS real cheese. It isnt the creme de la creme, but the question wasnt about that: its about a goddamn american cheese recipe. You are entitled to your opinion but you still look like an ass.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_cheese

Anonymous said...

To the person wanting to know how to make cheese sauce I can relate to the fact of a budget income. As for the complete jerk that answered first, go pound sand asshole. 1 cup milk cold add 2 tablespoons of flour and mix well, on medium heat stir until thickened, let cool completely. In a heavy small pot melt 3tbspns of unsalted butter, then add the thickened flour mixture with 1/4 cup milk and stir until mix is hot but not boiling, then add 8-9 slices of your cheese and stir until completely melted and incorporated into the sauce. I hope this is of help to you, again I went through the same hardships when I was getting my degrees.

Anonymous said...

Haha, no one likes this guy, imma chef and let me tell ya, American cheese can make one of the best, fool proof sauces, and ill change everyone's mind about spam with spam fried rice,

Anonymous said...

Wow, I came across this post looking for a recipe for cheese sauce with American cheese, because that's all that is in the fridge. Reading though the comments, I found myself smiling several times. Yes, it is comical when a person does not realize that there are poor people in America, and that taste is as subjective as opinion. I want to thank the poster for the easy cheese sauce, all ingredients I currently have, and I hope the blogger learned a valuable lesson -- do not judge a person when asked for help.