Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

20 Mar 2015

Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich


You guys!! I think I have found my favorite grilled cheese. This might be the one! 

But in the process, I am trashing up a traditional Korean side dish. Is this wrong? Or oh so right?



Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich


My wonderful landlord is Korean, and she made me and my boyfriend not one, but TWO jars of kimchi. I know, right? I am the luckiest person ever!

The only problem is, my boyfriend does not like kimchi. Not only does he not like kimchi, he can't stand the smell of it. In all the 5 years that we have been dating, I only learn this now? I guess my dad's plans for us to visit this really cool kimchi place by his place will need to be reconsidered.


Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Or maybe we won't even need to reconsider the plans if I can make a smooth transition into him adoring kimchi like I do.

Okay, maybe that's going too far. But getting to the "liking" stage may take some persuasion.

And some grilled cheese.


Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich


I needed to make this when he was at the university because he still hates the smell, but this was my little test run to see whether or not making a kimchi grilled cheese sandwich will likely change someone's perception of this jar of fermented goodness.

Maybe I'm just biased because I love kimchi, but this sandwich blew my mind! I mean, I have made a kimchi breakfast sandwich in the past, but having kimchi in a grilled cheese form? I may not even let my boyfriend try it. It might be too good to share.


Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1.3-1.5 oz old cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup kimchi, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat.
  2. Place the cheese and the kimchi on one slice of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the outside of the top piece of bread, and place the sandwich mayonnaise side down on the skillet. Cover with the lid of a saucepan. Cook for around 3 minutes.
  3. Spread the remaining 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the outside of the top piece of bread, and flip. Cook until golden brown, approximately another 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and enjoy!

Adapted from Food Network



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26 comments:

  1. I have never tasted..and am curious..many rave of it..I love the decadent look of your grilled cheese though..that's for sure;)

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  2. Hah, my old flatmate looooved kimchi, about as much as you do I am sure :P I still haven't tried it yet..I don't think, but aaaye! Check that sarnie out - YUM! Potential new Korean street food ;)
    I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead! x

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  3. Is the fact that he doesn't like kimchi really that bad? That only means you don't have to share! Sounds delicious to me. :)

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  4. I've only had kimchi in friend rice and loved it. Despite that, I'm still a little scared to cook with it haha. This is totally convincing me :)

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  5. Oooh! that oozing cheese! And love Kimchi. I can't wait to have this sandwich :D

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  6. Girl, what a great - surprisingly - way to use kimchi!! I would love to try this!

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  7. Oh gosh. I've been thinking about making Kimchi Rice and here you have a Kimchi grilled Cheese Sandwich! I would have to buy a really nice bottle of kimchi soon.

    Peachy of The Peach Kitchen

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  8. I can't believe I've never tried Kimchi! This sounds like the perfect place to start!

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  9. You are lucky. I'd love for someone to make me kimchi.

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  10. That's a beautiful idea. Really love grilled cheese, will have to try with kimchi as well.

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  11. That oozing out cheese looks amazing!

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  12. Cathleen, what? Kimchi and cheese? That I must say is a taste of madness! hee..hee...

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  13. The.Boy doesn't like kimchi either but I LOVE IT. Having it on grilled cheese is just genius!

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  14. I love kimchi, this cheese sandwich will be very tasty sure .

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    1. I like mixing ethnical dishes (shhhh....). Your combo looks delicious!

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  15. Cathleen, the kimchi must bring a zesty bite to the grilled cheese, and yours looks scrumptious. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Very unique indeed!!!
    Love it!
    Yelena

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  17. An unique Sandwich! Looks tempting. Never tried khimchi this way..

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  18. An unique Sandwich! Looks tempting. Never tried khimchi this way..

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  19. oh drool, this is perfect! You might have persuaded me to try kimchi. :)

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  20. I'm not a kimchi lover either, but after looking at this amazing grilled cheese, I might be converted!

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  21. I like Kimchi. And love sandwiches. This one is for me for sure.

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  22. I've never had kimchi, but this grilled cheese looks AMAZING!

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  23. Yes, you ARE lucky! I wish I had a friend who would gift me homemade kimchi! I never thought about putting kimchi in grilled cheese - it sounds amazing, and I wish I bought a jar when I was at the Asian grocery store yesterday!

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  24. Omomomomo!! It's sooooooooooooooooo yummy!!!

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  25. I feel left out of the kimchi party! Everyone is using it for this and that, and I've never even had any. Gotta try some!

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