duPont, the makers of Teflon, are sponsoring a national search for the best grilled cheese sandwich in America. According to their website, there are several categories under which your cheesy creation could be submitted:

  • Gourmet: For discerning palettes, add specialty ingredients or gourmet spices to your recipe.
  • Kids’ Favorite: This category is for recipes that are fun for kids, whether it’s the ingredients, taste or presentation.
  • Culturally Inspired: Create your own recipe that has a cultural or international flavor to win this prize.
  • Regionally Influenced: Combine your ingredients to bring the taste of a region to life!
  • Most Original: Enter your recipe here if there’s nothing else like it.
  • Low Carb: Develop the grilled cheese sandwich with low carb ingredients with a whole lot of taste.
  • The prizes actually vary depending on which category you win -- from a family trip (kids) to a spa getaway (low carb). Gothamist has enjoyed many grilled cheese sandwiches at diners throughout the city, but also has particularly enjoyed our visits to Grilled Cheese NYC, on the Lower East Side, where you can either get one of their classic combinations, or design your own. This way, you can prep for the contest without actually cooking. Is that cheating? See their menu on menupages.

    [via NYC Eats]
    Grilled Cheese NYC, 168 Ludlow Street, between Houston & Stanton, Lower East Side, 212-982-6600