The best sandwich I've ever had that is a spin off of a grilled cheese I had at a ski chalet.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 sandwich
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and sauce is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.

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  • Heat a skillet over low heat.

  • Spread butter onto 1 side of each bread slice. Spread cream cheese on the opposite side of 1 of the bread slices. Layer Cheddar cheese and pickles on top of the cream cheese layer. Drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons sauce on the other slice of bread on the side opposite the butter; place bread on top of pickle layer, butter-side on the outside, creating a sandwich.

  • Cook sandwich in the hot skillet until cheese is melted and bread is browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove top bread piece, add tomatoes to middle, and close sandwich.

Cook's Note:

Chile paste can be used in place of the red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts

649 calories; protein 21.8g 44% DV; carbohydrates 46.9g 15% DV; fat 42.9g 66% DV; cholesterol 122mg 41% DV; sodium 1226.2mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
This grilled cheese sandwich really piqued my interest. My taste buds were doing a happy dance after tasting this. Definitely unique. Thank you for sharing bentbrandt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2015
This recipe was ok but a bit too rich for my tastes. Next time I'll leave out the cream cheese. The vinegar sauce is a great addition though I'll cut back on the sugar next time. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
This grilled cheese sandwich really piqued my interest. My taste buds were doing a happy dance after tasting this. Definitely unique. Thank you for sharing bentbrandt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2017
Had been looking for a unique twist on the typical grilled cheese. Was a little skeptical when I first read this recipe but WOW was it good. I only used 1/2 T of sugar (I like sweet and this was still enough for me) but followed everything else exactly. One of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten! Simple different delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2017
Swapped out the pickles for thin strips of uncured ham used Country Kitchen Texas Toast bread. Should be illegal to make a grilled cheese this good.... Yum!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2015
I usually add tomato to my grilled cheese so when I saw this my thoughts were ok I'll try it. When I did and tasted I doubt I'll go back to plain grilled cheese & tomato ever again. Thank you for a unique recipe offering a new (to me at least) twist. I followed the recipe exactly. yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2015
Just add protein as in bacon.... this recipe is ridiculously good!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2020
I made a few changes and it was really good! Next time I’ll try it as written and I bet it will be as good or better. I used smoked cheddar cheese on one piece of bread and regular cheddar on the other side. I used red wine vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar. I may stick with that next time because I really like it. The whole family was surprised about the pickles in the sandwich - and gave it a thumbs up all around! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2019
I loved this recipe. I used whipped cream cheese and a lighter calorie bread. I also used less red pepper flakes. Definitely make it again for a easy dinner. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2015
This recipe was ok but a bit too rich for my tastes. Next time I'll leave out the cream cheese. The vinegar sauce is a great addition though I'll cut back on the sugar next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2020
Everyone in my family agreed. This is the most tasty grilled cheese sandwich we’ve ever had. And it sure is unique. Wish I had made it later in the day so I could have paired it with an ale. This sandwich is perfect pub grub. Read More