Seoul Food

Seoul Food

Where Korean spices meet Southern flavors. The creaminess of the cheese paired with the crunchiness of the fried chicken and the tangy, spiciness of the kimchi is only enlivened by the smoky sweetness of the bacon jam.

servings
1

Ingredients















Cooking Instructions

For bacon jam:


1

Cut bacon into half-inch pieces. Place in pan over medium heat until cooked but still chewy, stir frequently, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon from pan using a slotted spoon. Remove 2 tablespoons of rendered bacon fat. Place in small bowl and set aside. Discard remaining bacon grease from pan.


2

Add onions to pan and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add sugar and stir. Continue cooking until onions have caramelized, about 10 minutes.


3

Add coffee and reserved bacon fat to pan. Increase heat to medium and stir every 5 minutes until mixture thickens and becomes jam-like, about 15-30 minutes. Remove from heat and add balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.


For sandwich assembly:


1

Heat grill press to medium. Cut roll in half and cover one half with butterkäse slices. Spread a thick layer of the bacon jam on top of the butterkäse followed by the sharp cheddar slices. Next layer the chicken and kimchi. Add muenster slices and top with the other half of the roll. Place sandwich on grill and lower lid.  Apply gentle pressure and cook until cheese melts, about 7 minutes. Remove sandwich and place on plate. Cut in half and enjoy.


Recipe Tips:
  • If you do not have a grill press, you can use a skillet. Just add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to skillet and heat to medium. Place sandwich in pan and grill until browned; flip, grill other side and cover until cheese melts.
  • Bacon jam can be store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Any brand of butterkӓse, sharp cheddar or muenster cheese can be used.

Ingredients















Cooking Instructions

For bacon jam:


1

Cut bacon into half-inch pieces. Place in pan over medium heat until cooked but still chewy, stir frequently, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon from pan using a slotted spoon. Remove 2 tablespoons of rendered bacon fat. Place in small bowl and set aside. Discard remaining bacon grease from pan.


2

Add onions to pan and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add sugar and stir. Continue cooking until onions have caramelized, about 10 minutes.


3

Add coffee and reserved bacon fat to pan. Increase heat to medium and stir every 5 minutes until mixture thickens and becomes jam-like, about 15-30 minutes. Remove from heat and add balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.


For sandwich assembly:


1

Heat grill press to medium. Cut roll in half and cover one half with butterkäse slices. Spread a thick layer of the bacon jam on top of the butterkäse followed by the sharp cheddar slices. Next layer the chicken and kimchi. Add muenster slices and top with the other half of the roll. Place sandwich on grill and lower lid.  Apply gentle pressure and cook until cheese melts, about 7 minutes. Remove sandwich and place on plate. Cut in half and enjoy.


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