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Grilled Cheese with Kimchi

Grilled Cheese with Kimchi

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

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Grilled Cheese with Kimchi

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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 1 sandwich
Active time:12 minutes
Total time:12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into three even pieces
  • 2 slices hearty white bread, such as Pepperidge Farm or Arnold
  • 2 slices American, Cheddar, or Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup kimchi, drained and roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt

Procedures

  1. 1

    Melt one third of butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until foaming subsides. Add both bread slices and cook, swirling occasionally, until pale golden brown on bottom side, about 2 minutes.

  2. 2

    Transfer to a cutting board toasted-side-up. Place one cheese slice on top of one slice of bread. Top with kimchi and second cheese slice. Close sandwich, with both toasted sides facing inwards.

  3. 3

    Melt one more piece of butter in the skillet and reduce heat to medium low. Add sandwich and cook, swirling occasionally, until deep, even golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove sandwich using a flexible metal spatula. Add the remaining butter. Return sandwich to skillet cooked-side up. Season with salt. Cook, swirling occasionally, until second side is deep, even golden brown and cheese is thoroughly melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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