French Onion Grilled Cheese
Melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Slice 2 yellow onions 1/4-inch thick from root to tip and add to pot. Season with salt and cracked black pepper, and spread in an even layer. Cover and turn heat to medium-low. Sweat, steam and soften the onions, 10 to 15 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1 tablespoon dry sherry and scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper. Preheat the griddle to medium-low heat. Put 1 slice white American cheese on 4 pieces country white bread and 1 slice yellow American cheese on 4 more bread pieces. Add some onions. Close and butter both sides with softened salted butter. Place on the griddle; cover with a metal bowl and let the sandwiches get a nice golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip, cover again and cook until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Food Networks Kitchen Tip: Be patient! Let the onions get nice and brown to coax out maximum flavor.
From Food Network Kitchens; after further testing and to ensure the best results this recipe has been altered from what was in the actual episode.
Recipe courtesy Jeff Mauro
Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray