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Ramen Grilled Cheese

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Ramen Grilled Cheese
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 1
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Ramen Grilled Cheese

A new way to serve up ramen – as a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and sriracha!

Ingredients

1
package ramen (just the noodles)
1
egg
2
slices bacon
3
slices cheese (1-1/2 per side)
Sriracha
Butter
Flat, square-bottomed container to hold the noodles

Directions

  • 1 Cook the ramen in boiling water for 3 minutes until tender. Strain well and let cool a bit. Beat the egg. Add the cooled ramen and egg to a bowl. Mix well.
  • 2 Grease the container and put the ramen in it so that the ramen is a little over a half-inch in thickness. Press down with a fork to compact the noodles, then allow to cool in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook the bacon and get the cheese ready.
  • 4 In a frying pan, add some butter and turn the ramen out from the container into the pan. Cook until the ramen is just lightly browned on the first side. Cut ramen in half. Flip the ramen patties over and drizzle the top with sriracha, then add the cheese and bacon. Leave open-faced for about 7 or 8 minutes, with the pan covered, to allow the cheese to melt into the noodles.
  • 5 Finally, flip the 2 pieces together with the ingredients on inside to build your sandwich. Let it finish browning on each side as needed before serving.
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This grilled cheese is spicy, cheesy, full of bacon ... and oh, did we mention it uses ramen noodles as the bread?!

As prepared by The Food in my Beard,

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!


Ramen Grilled Cheese

I made two sandwiches, but the recipe below and the rest of the photos are just for one.

 

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Mix the cooked noodles with an egg.

 

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Then lay them flat in a container to cool.

 

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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.

 

Ramen Grilled Cheese

I just cut mine in half to form the two “bread slices”.

 

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Cook to only lightly browned on the first side because that's going to be the middle of the sandwich.

 

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Sriracha first.

 

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Then cheese and bacon.

 

Ramen Grilled Cheese

Oozy goodness!

 

Ramen Grilled Cheese

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!

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