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Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwich may easily be the best sandwich I have sunk my teeth into. And when you try it (which I'm sure you will), I know you will have this same feeling :D Herbs, Butter, Cheese- what's not to love!!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course breads
Cuisine irish
Servings 2 serving


  • 4 bread White or multigrain slices
  • 2 tbsps Salted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons parsley Finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives Finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons spring onion Finely chopped greens
  • 2 Cheese (ideally, Irish Cheddar cheese slices) slices
  • 2 Pickled gherkins
  • 1 - 2 tsps Butter


  • Lay out the slices of bread on a chopping board.
  • In a small bowl, mix in the finely chopped parsley, chives and spring onion greens. Remove 2 tsp of this herb mix and keep aside. Mix the leftover herbs in the bowl with the butter.
  • Spread this butter uniformly on all slices.
  • Place a cheese slice on two of the slices.
  • Top with sliced pickled gherkins. Cover with the other buttered slice.
  • Heat a skillet / tava. Lightly butter one side of the sandwich and place it on the hot tava buttered side down. On a medium heat, let this side turn crisp and golden brown. Meanwhile, apply a little butter on the top side of the sandwich and turn it over so this side also gets golden brown.
  • Cut into two triangles. Apply a little cheese spread over the cut side and dip it into the finely chopped fresh herbs kept aside, so the edge gets a lovely green coat of herbs. Serve hot with some pickles on the side or tomato ketchup.


This combination of herbs, the saltiness from the butter and the crunch from toasting the sandwich on the skillet AND the 'icing' on the sandwich being the herb coating on the sides, just makes this an irresistible sandwich and a stunning one at that. Surprise your kid with this beauty in his/her lunch box or as a part of your tea-party menu for friends. They'll remember this one for a long time to come!