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Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese


[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

There's not much to tell you about this sandwich that isn't already explained in the title. It's got roasted jalapeño. It's got cheddar or American cheese. It's got cream cheese. It's also got some bacon because bacon, right? The whole thing gets toasted until hot, crisp, and gooey in a mix of butter and rendered bacon fat. It gets eaten fast.

Things I've discovered over the course of writing this series of grilled cheese recipes:

That's about it. No value judgments here. Please continue to discuss whether or not the item pictured above is really a grilled cheese sandwich or not. I will continue to maintain that whatever you call it, it's delicious.

Carry on.

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About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.

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