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Kimchi Grilled Cheese Recipe

With a gochujang mayo, kimchi, nori, apple, and cheese all on Kings Hawaiian rolls, this grilled cheese does not mess around.

by Deuki Hong
Dec 12 2016, 7:15pm

Servings: 2-4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

2 teaspoons gochujang
2 teaspoons Japanese mayonnaise
4 King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, split
4 ounces Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam cheese, thinly sliced
4 ounces Napa cabbage kimchi
4 (3-inch) square sheets toasted nori seaweed (called kim in Korean)
1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions

1. In a small bowl, stir the gochujang and mayonnaise to combine. Spread the mixture evenly on the 8 sweet roll halves. Divide the cheese, kimchi, apple, and nori among the roll bottoms. Close sandwiches with the remaining roll tops.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium. Add the butter and swirl the pan. When the butter foams, cook the sandwiches until golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.