7 years ago

Grilled Kimcheez Sandwich

Traditional grilled cheese gets a flavorful twist from kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish made from fermented vegetables.

4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 8 (½-inch-thick) slices country-style bread
  • 16 ounces cheese, such as Havarti, Monterey Jack or Swiss, sliced thick
  • 1 cup Mother In Law’s Kimchi (any), coarsely chopped



  1. Butter the slices of bread on one side and place them on the skillet, butter side down (you may need to do this in batches).
  2. Distribute the cheese evenly on half of the bread slices and cook until slightly melted.
  3. Place the kimchi on top of the cheese, top with the remaining toasty bread slices and cook for 1 minute more, or until the cheese is completely melted and the bread is toasted golden brown.
  4. Using a spatula, gently flip the sandwich and cook for 1 minute longer.
  5. Remove from the pan and cut each sandwich in half for easier handling. If working in batches, repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Recipe source: Mother In Law’s Kimchi