Step Aside, Ramen Burgers: This Ramen Bacon Grilled Cheese Is Your New Spirit Animal

08/04/2015 at 02:01 PM ET

Jeremy Batista/Peep My Eats

We’re not going to lie — noodles for buns is one of our favorite wacky food trends of the new millennium.

While people have been obsessing over Keizo Shimamoto’s ramen burgers since he invented them in 2013 (we even figured out how to make them), we have a new crush. Xtreme food blogger Jeremy Batista, known to his thousands of junk-food-loving devotees as Peep My Eats, developed an oozy, crispy, decadent grilled cheese exclusively for PEOPLE made of — you guessed it — ramen bread! (Note to purists of any sort: We are using the term “bread” here incredibly loosely.)

“My inspiration for this dish actually came from not having any bread one day. I really wanted a grilled cheese sandwich and I figured hey, if ramen replaces the buns on burgers, why not a grilled cheese?” he tells PEOPLE.

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Despite its wacky appearance, the dish is actually “pretty simple to make.”

Follow Batista’s guide, as follows:

First, simply cook your ramen noodles as you normally would. Once they are done, drain the liquid and let them cool for a few minutes. Scramble 2 eggs and dip your noodles in the egg, place your noodles in a hot pan using a square cookie cutter or Styrofoam to shape your noodles in a bread slice shape. Press down with your spatula to pack together and on both sides. Add cheese & bacon and cook like you normally would a grilled cheese.

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Peep My Eats/Jeremy Batista

For visual learners, here’s a 15-second video recipe:

Batista goes with bacon, but the sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing the filler ingredients. Stuff your sandwich with tomatoes, caramelized onions or even avocado. (Or simply double up on bacon. That can’t go wrong.)

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

FILED UNDER: Bread , Food , Food News , Sandwiches

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Diana on

This looks like puke covered in maggots!! GROSS!!!

Sue on

I agree! I thought they were maggots/ worms, or some decayed mass of a sort. Not appetizing at all!

Gina on

That looks incredibly disgusting.

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Lola on

My “spirit animal”? Morons.

jerky on

Mm mm mm puke and maggots.

Jiska on

Glad I am not the only one who thought it looked like maggots/worms. I’m like, what the heck? Anyways they maybe nice but it looks so gross I wouldn’t never put it anywhere neary mouth haha.

mic on

ramen is one of the worse things you can eat,add cheese and bacon and you have a really bad combo. even so if thats what you like go for it

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moonie on

This makes my arteries harden just looking at it!

Maci on

Heart attack on the side?

klutzy_girl on

God, this is worse than the Ramen burger. Why would anybody want to eat that?

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