I first had this sandwich at a pub in my hometown Victoria BC when on holiday visiting family. My husband and I had a few hours to kill after wandering round downtown so we went into this pub serving local microbrew beer. The Microbrewery scene in Canada has completely taken off, needless to say we were pleased with the selection and quality available. Victoria is home to Canada’s oldest operating brewpub, Spinnakers and British Columbia produces around 75% of all American hops. Enough about beer though and on to this over the top Cheese Toastie or as I call them ‘Grilled Cheese sandwich’. The addition of Kimchi and thinly sliced granny smith apple transformed your typical cheese toastie into a unique and flavourful sandwich. Go ahead and make it, I guarantee you’ll love it and be making it again, and again.
Written by Corin
Kimchi, Apple Grilled Cheese
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 4 slices of white bread
- Approximately 200g Kimchi, stop bought or homemade
- 300g mature cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
- Butter for frying
- 26cm Copper Base Sauté Pan
- Chopping board
- Cheese Grater
- For each sandwich, spread butter on the outside of the bread making sure to spread evenly and to the edges.
- Layer the apple, Kimchi and cheese onto one piece of the bread and top with the other slice of bread.
- Heat a 26cm Sauté Pan over medium heat, add a knob of butter or a touch of some veg oil to the pan and make sure it is hot. Carefully place your sandwich into the pan, it should sizzle. Let it sizzle for a minute or until lightly browned, then cover with the lid, lower the heat to enable the cheese to melt.
- After a few minutes carefully flip the sandwich and allow the other side to brown.
- Serve with a garnish of Kimchi and apple slices.