Makes 4 servings


8 teaspoons Kewpie mayonnaise

8 slices good sandwich bread

8 teaspoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

8 slices American cheese


1. Spread 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise evenly over one side of each slice of bread, and 1 teaspoon butter over the other side.

2. Top the butter side of 4 slices of bread with 2 slices of cheese each, and then top that with the remaining slices of bread, mayonnaise side up. (Butter on the inside, Kewpie mayonnaise on the outside - that's all you need to know.)

3. Fry the sandwiches in lightly greased pans or on a griddle over medium heat until golden brown and crispy, roughly 3 minutes per side. Eat while gooey and warm.

Per serving: 292 calories; 9 grams protein; 15 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams sugar; 22 grams fat; 56 milligrams cholesterol; 778 milligrams sodium; no dietary fiber.