Inside-out grilled cheese with mushrooms (Plus: Kosher Connection August linkup)

By | August 20, 2012

When the August assignment for Kosher Connection came in, I was stumped. We were supposed to share a recipe for something grilled, and not only do I not have a grill, I also don’t have an indoor grill pan or even a panini maker.

But I do have a non-stick skillet, and that’s the only piece of equipment you need to make an incredible inside-out grilled cheese sandwich.

Besides, no one else is going to be blogging about grilled cheese today. They’re probably all writing about grilled burgers and shish kabobs and maybe even grilled fruit. See? I’m a genius.

Inside-out grilled cheese is filled with soft, melted cheese on the inside and covered with a crispy cheese crust on the outside. You know those bits of crispy cheese on matzah brei that everyone secretly covets, but you have to make it look like it ended up on your plate by accident so as not to appear like you care too much about things like getting the crispy cheese?

Right. So this sandwich is covered in the coveted cheese. On both sides!

It’s also really easy to throw together, as any sandwich should be. Because seriously, what good is a patchke sandwich? That’s like patchke-ing a glass of water.

My favorite addition to grilled cheese is a handful of sauteed mushrooms, but just about anything would work: Onions, peppers, sliced tomatoes…

I may have just found a way to get your kids to eat their veggies.

You’re welcome.

One year ago: Guest post for Kosher on a Budget on broccoli cheddar quiche


Hindy on August 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm.

This grilled cheese looks amazing! I’ll take this any day over steak!


Yiska Ben Avraham on August 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm.

Shkoiach on this episode of Grilled Things for the Israeli Kitchen! I also see “grilled” and usually move on. Also love the non-patchke!


Dvora on August 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm.

This is some grilling I can definitely handle – the mushrooms, the melty cheese, the crust!!! I am drooling


This American Bite on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm.

Genius… love it and I’ll replicate it with my trusty daiya vegan cheese!


sina @ the kosher spoon on August 21, 2012 at 1:52 am.

im not such a fan of grilled cheese sandwich, but this looks delicious!!


Beth Warren on August 21, 2012 at 1:54 am.

These look delicious! Makes me want to run out and get a grill pan for dairy dishes!


Laura on August 21, 2012 at 3:10 am.

Yes . . . you are a genius, for the reasons you mentioned and also because the idea of crunchy cheese on the outside (like frico) and melty cheese on the inside is absolutely stupendous.


Miriam @ Overtime Cook on August 21, 2012 at 5:48 am.

I used to put cheese on the outside of my sandwich when I was a kid- my mother hated it because it made a huge mess…I guess I should have used a non stick pan. 😉
Anyway, love this recipe, it made me nostalgic. :)


Couldn't Be Parve on August 22, 2012 at 12:12 am.

This sounds amazing. I love the crispy cheese so much I sometimes make “crackers” of just plain cheese to use atop tomato soup, so this sandwich is right up my alley. Thanks for the brillant suggestion!


Ronnie Fein on August 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm.

Grilled cheese is one of my favorite dishes to eat. Adding mushrooms is a big big plus!


Sarah Klinkowitz on August 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm.

You sure are a genuis! cheese, mushrooms, bread…amazing!


Victoria (Itsy Bitsy Balebusta) on September 2, 2012 at 5:51 am.

First, “Because seriously, what good is a patchke sandwich? That’s like patchke-ing a glass of water” is one of the best lines I’ve read on a food blog in a really long time, love it! This sounds great! Last week I caved and made grilled cheese for dinner after a long day at work, next time I’ll definitely try this variation! Mushrooms, cheese and a sandwich… pretty much all my favorites in one!


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