Grown-up Grilled Cheese

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Grown-up Grilled Cheese

approx 1/2 TBSP butter or ghee
approx 1/2 TBSP olive oil
1 medium red onion cut into rings
2 slices of your favorite bread
good quality, grainy mustard
any type of cheese you’d like

  • In a small skillet (big enough to fit a sandwich), melt butter & add oil.
  • Add the onions & saute over medium heat until golden, approx 5 – 7 mins.
  • Remove skillet from heat & transfer the onions to a small bowl (use a fork or slotted spoon to do this so that the onion flavored oil can drip back into the pan).
  • Spread both pieces of bread with mustard.
  • Top one of the bread slices with the onions.
  • Add desired amount of cheese on top of the onions.
  • Close sandwich & transfer to pan, frying both sides over medium low to medium heat (might need a little extra oil for the second side).
  • Put a heavy ceramic bowl on top of the sandwich as it’s frying to press it (to get somewhat of a panini effect). Careful not to let it burn. You only need 2 or 3 minutes on each side.



Adapted from “Fresh Food Fast”.

The author suggests gruyere cheese (a type of swiss), but you can use any type of cheese you happen to have on hand.

 For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If eating gluten free, be sure to use a certified gluten free bread.  Also, check your mustard ingredients if eating sugar and/or gluten free.

A sloppy, lick your fingers kind of sandwich

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