Monday, January 30, 2012

French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

'French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich'

(I cut this down to make a sandwich just for myself. I shredded all the cheese, then mixed it together in a baggie, keeping the leftover in the fridge for future sandwiches)

4 yellow onions, halved and sliced thinly
2 tablespoons butter
dash of salt
8 oz fontina cheese, shredded
8 oz gruyere cheese, shredded
1 loaf sourdough bread or Italian bread, sliced
Butter, for the bread


1. In a heavy sauce pan melt the butter and toss the onions to coat. Season with a little bit of salt and cook on medium heat till caramelized and brown, stirring frequently, about 6-8 minutes. Once caramelized remove from heat and set aside.

2. Butter two pieces of bread. Place one slice butter side down in a greased skillet. And add a few tablespoons of the onions and an ounce each of fontina and gruyere. Cook over medium heat until browned on both sides.



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  1. Love the addition of onion and the combination of the two cheeses. Definitely need to try this!

  2. We love the grilled cheese for grownups! So easy to make and brings back great childhood memories. The addition of onion is a great idea! Our food lovers on our community page would love to see tasty recipes like this! Check it out and we hope to see you there!

  3. If I don't try any of the recipe.s I LOVE reading how they came about it's just like my house very hungry and all I find is empty boxes.

  4. Just saw this on Pinterest and I am going to have to make it. YUM!!

  5. So I generally like to dip my grilled cheese in mustard, but this one BEGS to be dipped in au jus!! It completes the whole French onion soup. Thanks SO much for the idea!!

  6. Omg...dipping this in au jus? Yes!!! Definitely gonna have to try that!

  7. Add a rare to medium rare cooked hamburger to this and you have a bloody wonderful pattymelt (I do prefer rye for this).

  8. What if you toss a little beef broth to the onions when they're almost done & let it reduce..... hmmmm yum! Lunch tomorrow!


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