Gamtae sandwich

Gamtae sandwich

These elegant miniature cheese toasties from Woongchul Park are wrapped in gamtae, a seaweed similar to nori or gim that can only be harvested by hand.
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  1. Step 1

    Cut out 8 pieces of gamtae seaweed so they they are the same size as your slices of brioche. Cut out a further 24 long pieces of gamtae (width of half a piece of brioche, length of a whole piece). These will be used for wrapping your sandwiches at the end. Reserve the trimmings from the seaweed
  2. Step 2

    Blend or finely chop the seaweed trimmings, and then fold them through some cultured butter until it is a uniform light green colour
  3. Step 3

    Cut the cheese into slices the thickness as the slices of bread
  4. Step 4

    Butter all of the slices of bread using the gamtae butter, and top each with a slice of bread-shaped seaweed
  5. Step 5

    Add cheese to half the slices of bread, arranging them so that you have an even layer. Add the remaining seaweed-lined pieces of bread on top. Wrap in cling film and chill for 24 hours
  6. Step 6

    The next day, cut the crusts off the sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into 6 smaller finger sandwiches
  7. Step 7

    Preheat the oven to 180°C and cut out 24 long, thin pieces of gamtae for wrapping the sandwiches
  8. Step 8

    Heat up a splash of oil in a pan, and once hot add the mini gamtae sandwiches. Brown lightly on both sides, then transfer the sandwiches to an oven tray
  9. Step 9

    Bake in the oven for 1 minute 45 seconds, or until the cheese has melted and turned gooey. Wrap the warm sandwiches in the long pieces of gamtae
  10. Step 10

    Serve the sandwiches while warm