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Best, Unique Grilled Cheese

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

25 m servings 649 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 sandwich)

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Heat a skillet over low heat.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Chile paste can be used in place of the red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 649 calories; 42.9 g fat; 46.9 g carbohydrates; 21.8 g protein; 122 mg cholesterol; 1226 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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.

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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.

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...

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!!!!

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.

Just add protein, as in bacon.... this recipe is ridiculously good!!!

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 ...