Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My friend reminded me that it was Grilled Cheese day a couple days ago due to an inside joke that we had. Then she went ahead and tagged me in a Dave's Killer Bread picture which made me want one even better. So I did what any food addicted person would do, I went home and decided I needed to have one for dinner. In my fridge I noticed that I had some kimchi that has been fermenting for a couple of months. This kimchi was hot to begin with so I tasted it now and it was much hotter but still tasted good.
The melding of flavours in this sandwich were out of this world. So much so that I could not wait to take the picture and ate a quarter of the sandwich.
As with any grilled cheese sandwich, this is incredibly versatile. You can use almost whatever bread, cheese, or additions that you like. Usually I like a thicker bread but I only had this 21 Grain Bread. Also, tomato goes really well with this but I just did not have any. The kosher salt is optional if you use salted butter.



  1. 1/2 Cup Kimchi
  2. 1 Tablespoon Butter , unsalted
  3. to taste Kosher Salt
  4. to taste Cheddar Cheese
  5. to taste Monterey Jack Cheese
  6. 2 Bread Pieces of
  7. 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  8. 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Paprika Smoked


15 mins
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    Heat a small skillet over high heat. Chop the Kimchi into smaller pieces.

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    When the skillet is hot, add the chopped Kimchi. Cook until the Kimchi is brown in spots (about 3 - 5 minutes). Set aside.

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    In a large skillet, melt a 1/2 Tablespoon of Butter and a pinch of Kosher Salt over medium-low heat.

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    Slice or grate the cheeses, keeping separate, and set aside.

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    While the skillet is warming up, prepare the sandwich. On the first slice of Bread, spread 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard, followed by the Cheddar Cheese, the Garlic Powder, the Smoked Paprika, the sauteed Kimchi, and the Monterey Jack Cheese.

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    Add a 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard on the second slice of Bread and place on top of the sandwich.

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    Carefully, add the sandwich to the hot skillet and cook until golden brown (about 4 - 5 minutes), moving the sandwich around the skillet occasionally.

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    Remove the sandwich, melt the other 1/2 Tablespoon of Butter and add another pinch of Kosher Salt.

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    Carefully, return the sandwich to the hot skillet and cook until golden brown (about 4 - 5 minutes), moving the sandwich around the skillet occasionally.

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