Just when you thought a grilled cheese sandwich couldn't get any better, the universe (and by universe, I mean a genius food site called Food Republic) comes along and drops the kimchi grilled cheese on us, which for food lovers everywhere, is great news. If you happen to recall that horrid obligation called middle school you may have experienced in sad years past, you also remember the utter euphoria that was arriving back home eight hours later. Trudging into the house after a long day's awkwardness and algebra was a reward, because home always equaled food. You had your cereal bars, your fruit snacks, and then you had the next level stuff of miracles; the veritable mecca of after school snacks: the grilled cheese.
Now, decades later, the kimchi grilled cheese has come along as the sandwich to end all sandwiches. You can thank me later. Perhaps with a few more recipes?
Recipe site Food Republic has garnered nothing less than widespread adoration after sharing an Instagram post of this delightful quasi-Korean concoction of untold carbs and fat with the world, recipe included. It's actually very friendly for those of us who are more culinarily challenged; just grab a country loaf, a cup of jarred kimchi (spicy pickled cabbage), some cheddar cheese, and get grilling.
As a true Millennial, though, I couldn't help but wonder what else is out there. As someone who takes grilled cheese pretty darn seriously, I decided to do some important research — and as it turns out, when it comes to the wild and wacky world of fantastic, over-the-top grilled cheese flavor combos, you ain't seen nothing yet. There's apple, cheddar and bacon grilled cheese, melon and chorizo grilled cheese, French toast grilled cheese with apples and caramel... be still my heart. But make sure you have one of those cereal bars close by, because your tummy will be doing the Mamba. This here is the very stuff of "can't even." Check out the kimchi grilled cheese, star of the show, plus three other killer grilled cheese sandwiches we're delighted to learn actually exist.
The Kimchi Grilled Cheese
The Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Grilled Cheese
For those of you who aren't so sure about fruit and bacon, I urge you to reconsider. This sandwich by Good Life Eats is essentially just an adult flavor combination a la Sour Patch Kids, and that's an idea I think we can all get behind.
The Banana Bread, Brie, and Chocolate Grilled Cheese
Yes, this is a real life sandwich that actually exists. How Sweet It Is has the recipe.
Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese
Your two favorite foods, combined. Get the how-to at Endless Simmer.
Never tell me I didn't do anything for you.