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Mario Batali's Fancy Grilled 3 Cheese Sandwiches

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  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup Hellmann's or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil (divided)
  • 1 tsp. dried tarragon leaves (crumbled between your fingers)
  • 8 slices sandwich bread (crusts removed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
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    1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cheddar, the Jack, the Parmesan, 1/2 cup of the mayonnaise, and the tarragon until evenly mixed.
    2. Divide the cheese and mayonnaise mixture among 4 slices of bread and gently spread to cover evenly to the very edges. Place the 4 remaining slices of bread on top to form sandwiches and press gently but firmly.
    3. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, the milk, the remaining 1/4 cup mayonnaisie, the thyme, and salt. Mix until smooth and set aside.
    4. Preheat oven to 325°. Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture one by one to coat, and set aside. In a 12- to 14-inch nonstick sauté pan, heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil until smoking. Add 1 Tbsp. of the butter and heat until the sizzling subsides.
    5. Place 2 sandwiches in the pan and cook slowly until golden brown on the first side, about 3 minutes, then flip each sandwich and cook on the other side for 3 more minutes. Remove sandwiches to a baking pan and place in oven. Repeat the process with the remaining oil, butter, and sandwiches. Leave sandwiches in oven 10 minutes and then serve.
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