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"PJ Special" Grilled Cheese


"Not for the faint of heart, this sandwich has flavor to spare. My dad won't even eat regular grilled cheese any more."
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14 m servings 700 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 sandwich)

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  1. Mix Cheddar cheese, horseradish mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Spread 1 teaspoon butter on one side of a slice of bread. Flip; spread Cheddar cheese mixture evenly over unbuttered side. Top with the other slice of bread. Spread 1 teaspoon butter on top.
  3. Preheat a griddle over medium-high heat. Place sandwich on the griddle and press down with a spatula to flatten slightly. Cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until second side is browned, 2 to 3 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you can't find horseradish mustard, add 1/2 teaspoon horseradish to the filling.
  • A 3:1 ratio of regular-to-hot Chinese mustard works well also. My sister likes hers with sliced tomato and no horseradish. Mom likes hers with no garlic or cayenne pepper. Strictly speaking, everything in the filling is optional except the cheese, so this is a good recipe to play with.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 700 calories; 50.1 g fat; 31.7 g carbohydrates; 36.4 g protein; 143 mg cholesterol; 1808 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Loved this! My only complaint is that all of the flattening down with the spatula still did not fully melt the cheese. Other than that, the flavor was spot on! Next time I will throw a slice of ...

omg that's my kinda kick!!