So I haven’t done any cooking posts in long time. This isn’t a cooking blog, so it’s cool, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy making awesome food. I wanted to share some of my favorite dishes that I’ve discovered in the last year, starting with …
French-Onion Grilled Cheese
I found this one in a magazine, and the only thing preventing me from making it every month is the cost. Gruyere cheese is not budget-friendly, but this meal tastes amazing, and you don’t have to be crazy about French onion soup (which I don’t even eat) to enjoy it.
It’s rich, so you should probably only make it now and then, anyway. As you can see from the pic, even the recipe got a little greasy. ;)
Annie’s Eats has a comparable recipe that uses Gouda and Gruyere cheese, along with baguette slices — yum. But I liked it a lot with sourdough bread. Wine is optional.
This is a great pick for fall. You can click the image above to see the full clipping or follow the steps that I’ve copied below.
Prepare the onions:
1. Melt 3 Tbs. butter over medium-low heat in pot.
2. Add 1 medium onion, thinly sliced. Cook and stir until softened, 3-4 minutes.
3. Season with salt and pepper. Cover.
4. Over medium-low heat, cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. About 25 minutes.
5. Increase heat to medium-high, stir in 3 Tbs white wine, scraping up from browned bits from bottom of pot. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.
1. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
2. Spread each side of 4 slices of sourdough bread with butter.
3. Place 2 slices in skillet. Top each with 1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese, half of onions, and another 1/4 cup grated Gruyere, then bread slice.
4. Cook, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melted. 3-4 minutes per side. Makes two sandwiches.