You know what’s cool about being a blogger?
You can buy $10 worth of Gruyere (a cheese I can’t even pronounce) and make a gorgeous grilled cheese sandwich that blows your mind… on a Tuesday. All in the name of blogging.
And then you can make it again Wednesday… and on Thursday…
I typically fix myself something easy for lunch. If A and I aren’t running around to preschooler-themed activities, I usually pull together some leftovers or maybe this salad.
I never think to MAKE myself anything fancy. Because it’s just me, right?
Enter this blog. Well, I gotta do an interesting recipe this week. You know, for the blog.
So I make myself a kickass lunch. And like all nice things we do for ourselves, I think, why don’t I do this more often??
Sometimes after I post a recipe, something even better happens. People come on my blog, make the dish, and tell me that they enjoyed it too. If there is anything better than making something awesome, it’s knowing someone else feels exactly the same way.
So here’s hoping that one of y’all makes this recipe, and discovers that it’s like taking french onion soup and grilled cheese and making something way better.
And at the very least, you’ll make wine-braised onions, which are amazing all on their own. (and super easy)
French Onion Grilled Cheese-
2 slices of Italian or French bread
enough shredded Gruyere cheese to generously cover both sides of bread
1/2 cup wine-braised onions (see recipe below)
pinch of fresh thyme leaves (can sub in dry)
-Heat up a skillet to med-low heat
-Spread butter on one side of both pieces of bread
-Put one half of grated cheese on one piece of bread, add onions and thyme, and top with remaining cheese. Add second piece of bread on top, butter side up.
-Cook in skillet until both sides are golden brown and cheese is melted.
(enough for one onion)
1 t olive oil
1/2 t minced garlic (can eyeball this, you need half a clove per onion)
fresh thyme (can sub in dried)
red or white wine
-Cut onion in half lengthwise, then slice thinly again lengthwise
-Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat.
-Add garlic, wait for it to soften a bit, then add onions.
-Give it a stir and add the thyme.
-Turn down the heat to med-low, cover the pot, and cook until onions are soft and golden brown (about 30-40 mins)
-Add about a 1/4 cup red or white wine, and cook it 5-7 mins longer.
-Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup of the onions to sandwich