Ramen noodles and grilled cheese come together in one glorious sandwich.
Thanks to the famous ramen burger, we all know that ramen can be fused together and used in place of bread. So what else can we do with this idea?
Grilled cheese is actually the perfect application for ramen-bread. The really cool thing about this idea is that the cheese oozes right into the nooks and crannies in the ramen, so you end up with almost a handheld version of mac and cheese. The addition of sriracha and bacon make this sandwich more complex and less of a one-note flavor profile.
Honestly I didn’t expect much out of this sandwich. I didn’t think it was going to be that good. After only one bite, I realized just how amazing it really was and didn’t stop eating until the whole thing was gone!
I made two sandwiches, but the recipe below and the rest of the photos are just for one.
Mix the cooked noodles with an egg.
Then lay them flat in a container to cool.
The best container I had was long and perfect for both “bread slices” but you might want to do it in two separate containers depending on what you have.
I just cut mine in half to form the two “bread slices”.
Cook to only lightly browned on the first side because that's going to be the middle of the sandwich.
Then cheese and bacon.
This is such a good sandwich! I thought the noodles would be too dry or overpowering, and that the whole thing was just going to be silly and sort of fall apart, but it held together so well and was really delicious and unique! I recommend everyone to try this fun twist on a classic.
Dan Whalen didn’t expect this to be good but it was fantastic. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!