Baking is science and I don't like formulas, but cooking is art and anything goes...and the simpler the better. It's all about less time at the stove and more time at the table. With a forty year passion for food I'm excited to share what I do in the kitchen nearly every day.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Kimchi Grilled Cheese

Not only will you be dreaming about this kimchi grilled cheese for days to come, but once you try it with mayonnaise, you’ll never make any kind of grilled cheese sandwich again with buttered bread.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, once hot, sauté a quarter cup of chopped kimchi in a teaspoon of butter. After a few minutes, remove and set aside.

Spread an even layer of mayonnaise on one side of your bread slices then place them in the hot pan, mayonnaise side down. Top one of the slices with a half a cup of shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese, and the other with the sauteed kimchi. If you like spicy, now’s the time for a squirt or two of Sriracha.

After a minute or two, flip the cheesy slice on top of the kimchi slice to make your sandwich. Turn down the heat to low and cook for another couple of minutes, pressing down with a spatula for maximum browning. Flip and do the same on the other side, then remove and serve immediately.

For a more substantial meal, you could also add some thinly sliced steak, chicken, or tofu.