This spin on the classic marries the Canadian comfort food of melted aged cheddar cheese and crispy bacon with tangy, spicy Korean kimchi. Serve it with homemade spicy ketchup for the ultimate flavour bomb.
Mix 2 Tbsp of ketchup with kimchi juice to serve with grilled cheese.
Heat a large pan to medium and fry bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and set aside on paper towel. Remove pan from heat and reserve 2 Tbsp of bacon fat in a small bowl.
Divide cheese among four slices of bread. Cut each bacon strip in half width-wise and place on top of cheese. Divide kimchi among sandwiches and sprinkle each with 1 Tbsp of sliced green onion. Top sandwiches with remaining bread slices.
Reheat 1 tbsp of bacon fat in a pan on medium. Place 2 sandwiches in pan and fry one side until golden and crispy and cheese has begun to melt, about 4 minutes. Flip each sandwich and fry the opposite side until golden and cheese has completely melted, another 4 minutes. Remove sandwiches from pan and set aside.
Add remaining 1 Tbsp of bacon fat back to pan. Repeat with the two remaining sandwiches.