From pimento cheese and ham heart-shaped biscuit sandwiches to fried chicken and waffle grilled cheese, these southern brunch-inspired sandwiches don't disappoint.
01 of 08
What makes BLTs so good? Is it just the perfect combination of smokey bacon, crisp and refreshing iceberg lettuce and juicy tomatoes or is it something more? Maybe it's the nostalgic qualities that this dear sandwich holds or is its unapologetic simplicity that's stayed constant throughout history.
Whatever the reason may be, we all can agree that this sandwich is pretty perfect when in its original format, but two more added ingredients can make this dish even more amazing. You could try adding a fragrant lemon and basil aioli along with a fried egg.
02 of 08
Rich, creamy and irresistible pimento cheese is piled on top of a flaky, buttery biscuit with a few slices of salty-sweet country fried ham, bright and flavorful pickled red onions, and earthy and vibrant bright green scallions. It's comfort food at its finest, and it's bite-sized, so you don't have to feel guilty!
These little tea-time sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for baby showers, luncheons, or when you need to sit on the couch and binge eat until you're satiated. And although this recipe only makes one sandwich, these can be served by the dozen with a few pitchers of mimosas or bloody marys.
If you're vegetarian, leave out the pan-fried country ham and try adding a thick slice of salted tomato or some herbed buttermilk dressed greens.
03 of 08
Breakfast on the go is leisurely with this creamy and rich grilled cheese! Alpine-style Alpha Tolman Cheese by The Cellars at Jasper Hill melts beautifully alongside scrambled eggs and fresh slices of salted tomatoes. Hearty Texas toast helps keep everything glued together and the Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce adds an extra zing of flavor and helps awaken the taste buds early in the morning. This sandwich definitely will make your breakfast more exciting.
04 of 08
This massive sandwich, which is smothered in sweet sauce, creamy coleslaw, and pickled jalapenos and stuffed in a buttery crisp sesame seed bun is the best thing that's ever happened, EVER.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
This poundcake grilled cheese was pure genius. The buttery, sweet bread crisps up so beautifully and when paired with sweet and earthy fig jam, and creamy brie, well the combo gets even more delicious. This sandwich can be served for breakfast with a side of bacon, for dessert with powdered sugar on top, or pretty much anytime there's poundcake around.
06 of 08
Flaky biscuits, smokey fried ham, buttery muenster cheese, and sweet honey butter makes these miniature Southern sandwiches perfect for picnics, parties, and feeding a hungry group of people. Each bite is packed with Southern goodness, and the heart shape adds an extra layer of fun. These can be served with mimosas and a few of your favorite hot sauces.
They're best made fresh, but you can make them a day in advance as long as they're kept cool in the refrigerator.
07 of 08
Sweet and tart blistered blueberries, and earthy basil cut through the rich creaminess of the mascarpone and brie while the bagel acts as a unique encasing for this delicious dessert grilled cheese.
08 of 08
When we think of popular modern soul food breakfasts, chicken and waffles are probably one of the first menu items to comes to mind. This isn't surprising since it's the best combination that's ever existed. But when you pair this modern American classic with another classic — the grilled cheese sandwich — then you've got a combo that can't lose.
Featuring crispy fried chicken, gooey melted cheese, and hot sauce and honey grilled between two buttery waffles, this sandwich will change your world. Guaranteed.