Smashed Brioche Grilled Cheese

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  • Published: 17 April 2019
  • This concept comes courtesy of Brandon Humphries at Ocmulgee Brewpub: https://ocmulgeebrewpub.com/ #notanad

    For a basic sandwich, put one or two slices of cheddar cheese and a slice of Swiss in a brioche hamburger bun. Melt some butter in a pan on medium or medium-low heat, place the sandwich in, and then press it down with a weight — I use a brick wrapped in aluminum foil. Cook the first side for about three minutes, or until it's golden brown and the cheese is melting. Flip and cook the other side under the brick for about two minutes. Both sides should be golden brown and the cheese should be melted through. If you want oozy cheese, slice the sandwich in the pan when it still has a minute or two to go. If you don't care, slice it on a board when it's done.

    My variations:

    1) Dab the inside of both halves of the bun with balsamic vinegar, put a slice of cheese on each side and a few spinach leaves in the middle. Cook as before. Sandwich and salad in one bite!

    2) Smear mustard on the inside of one half, put three dill pickle slices on the other half, lay Swiss on both sides, and lay two folded slices of Serrano ham in the middle. Cook as before. Cubano!

    3) Beat one egg in a bowl with pepper and a pinch of salt. Melt some butter in a pan, and pour in the egg, mixing it with a spatula until an even curd forms across half the pan. Tip the pan to let egg run into any gaps. When the half-omelet is half-cooked, fold it over on itself to make a quarter-omelet and remove while it's still very runny. Layer the egg on a bun with cheddar and cook as before, but don't press the brick into the sandwich with any extra force or it will squeeze out the runny egg. Good morning!

    MY COOKING PHILOSOPHY:
    I don't like weighing or measuring things if I don't have to, and I don't like to be constantly checking a recipe as I cook. I don't care that volume is a bad way of measuring things — it's usually easier. I like for a recipe to get me in the ballpark, and then I like to eyeball and improvise the rest. If you're like me, my goal with these videos is to give you a sense of how the food should look and feel as you're cooking it, rather than give you a refined formula to reproduce.
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Comments • 1 959

  • SycheRyder
    SycheRyder  4 hours back

    I love this video so much I always come back to it

    • Tony Lassotovitch
      Tony Lassotovitch  12 hours back

      try it on a Hawaiian roll, and cook it on a panini maker its te best

      • preponderances
        preponderances  1 days back

        "Why I season the tin-foil on my brick instead of the food"

        • WalnutTime
          WalnutTime  1 days back

          4:27

          • Imaleena B
            Imaleena B  2 days back

            You sure that’s mustard?

            • JohnnyRebel
              JohnnyRebel  2 days back

              Try this on Hawaiian buns

              • trex 4642
                trex 4642  2 days back

                This guys name is literally Humphrey

                • Green Giant Music
                  Green Giant Music  3 days back

                  Bob Ross would be proud

                  • Regina Billotti
                    Regina Billotti  3 days back

                    Why do so many people take the time to clarify butter when you can buy clarified butter in many grocery stores?

                    • Celeste Sproull
                      Celeste Sproull  3 days back

                      he was cute at 1:24 <3

                      • Zachary Clayton
                        Zachary Clayton  3 days back

                        That guy be like: “Why I oil my food, NOT my pan”

                        • YIANNIS STERGIOTIS
                          YIANNIS STERGIOTIS  3 days back

                          Hey!!! First lesson. There is not a thing called "too much cheese"

                          • Daniel Lara
                            Daniel Lara  5 days back

                            2:55 My mom trying to compliment me

                            • Kernel Kraken
                              Kernel Kraken  6 days back

                              What's red and bad for your teeth?







                              A brick.

                              • Alina Khan
                                Alina Khan  1 weeks back

                                Omg I saw some sweet hawaiian hamburger buns the other day and just knew I had to try this idea but with those buns instead of brioche instead. The result was absolutely phenomenal

                                • awsometomable
                                  awsometomable  1 weeks back

                                  Bri-osh

                                  • Jercy Justice
                                    Jercy Justice  1 weeks back

                                    glad we have sandwich toasters in europe lol

                                    • neon robots
                                      neon robots  1 weeks back

                                      Man he found so many combinations

                                      • BossTyrant725
                                        BossTyrant725  1 weeks back

                                        the second grilled cheese with the spinach was like a spanakopita grilled cheese and i want it

                                        • Saba
                                          Saba  1 weeks back

                                          I feel like he talks about other cooks like hes way better than them

                                        • Montexic
                                          Montexic  1 weeks back

                                          From the thumbnail, I thought it was a pizza with a huge pepperoni 😂 am I the only one?

                                          • YD Games
                                            YD Games  1 weeks back

                                            I tried the Cuban one it taste REALLY GOOD I highly recommend it

                                            • Caroline Huang
                                              Caroline Huang  1 weeks back

                                              “you do you, friend”

                                              • John Jones
                                                John Jones  1 weeks back

                                                Being that I live in GA, I love how you’re putting these places on the maps that people not from GA may not have heard of. Keep up the fantastic work Adam.

                                                • Jeffrey Showalter
                                                  Jeffrey Showalter  2 weeks back

                                                  It's best if you flip the bun halves so that the cut sides are on the outaside.

                                                  • ThirtyV
                                                    ThirtyV  2 weeks back

                                                    I dont know why I thought the thumbnail was a piece of pizza with one pepperoni on it.

                                                    • Mike  Marks
                                                      Mike Marks  2 weeks back

                                                      Grilled cheese and salad should not share a sentence

                                                      • Žiga Klun
                                                        Žiga Klun  2 weeks back

                                                        Brick cooking? Wtf?

                                                        • Hershey productions
                                                          Hershey productions  2 weeks back

                                                          Adam you should voice pathfinder from apex

                                                          • Muhilan Selvaa
                                                            Muhilan Selvaa  2 weeks back

                                                            clarified butter = ghee

                                                            • Unkept Northern Bloke
                                                              Unkept Northern Bloke  2 weeks back

                                                              Narrated by an absolute tart

                                                              • Willie Tjhang
                                                                Willie Tjhang  2 weeks back

                                                                "Yer gotta dowm....steam rundda dowm" i love that guy

                                                                • happylittlemy
                                                                  happylittlemy  2 weeks back

                                                                  God bless them for using actual clarified butter instead of soybean oil. I wish every restaurant made real (admittedly more expensive) cooking fats a priority. Surprisingly rare in America nowadays.

                                                                  • George
                                                                    George  2 weeks back

                                                                    Just made this stuff for my family, and I gotta say they were not disappointed!

                                                                    • Joseph Lay
                                                                      Joseph Lay  2 weeks back

                                                                      Who else thought the thumbnail was a pizza with one pepperoni on it

                                                                      • Sill Wullivan
                                                                        Sill Wullivan  2 weeks back

                                                                        I made one of these with a thin layer of marinara, a bit of chicken, and instead of Swiss and cheddar, I used mozzarella and provolone. I made them for the Fourth of July, and they got demolished. They were a very big hit.

                                                                        • Nicholas Herdzik
                                                                          Nicholas Herdzik  2 weeks back

                                                                          You forgot the white wine.

                                                                          • joker in smash
                                                                            joker in smash  2 weeks back

                                                                            In the thumbnail, it looks like a pizza.

                                                                            • foreskin gamer
                                                                              foreskin gamer  2 weeks back

                                                                              who is this luaren

                                                                              • cook eat smokecig rewives 565

                                                                                This video hurts my brain you put too much time and effort into a grilled cheese a grilled cheese my guy you have kids you have a wife but no you dedicated a Hol day into a 5 minute video about a grill Fucking cheese

                                                                                • Power Stranger
                                                                                  Power Stranger  2 weeks back

                                                                                  WOW THIS IS SCIENCE

                                                                                  • Kimmieatsworld
                                                                                    Kimmieatsworld  2 weeks back

                                                                                    The Cuban Sandwich would actually be a Medianoche. Same as a Cuban sandwich but on sweet bread. I’m not sure what bread it is they use but yeah. Love your stuff man

                                                                                    • Weezy
                                                                                      Weezy  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I thought it was a pizza with a giant pepperoni

                                                                                      • CustardCream33
                                                                                        CustardCream33  2 weeks back

                                                                                        The way you (or any american/canadian) pronounce brioche makes me cringe

                                                                                        • LtZacFighter
                                                                                          LtZacFighter  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Smash your chopping board and get yourself a new one.

                                                                                          • papa tony
                                                                                            papa tony  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I love these videos the recipes always look delicious and very simple

                                                                                            • amazon box
                                                                                              amazon box  2 weeks back

                                                                                              i dont even like grilled cheese but i gotta try that

                                                                                              • Maximilian
                                                                                                Maximilian  2 weeks back

                                                                                                0:00 those umbrellas are nice