Grilled Cheese with Sweet and Sour OnionsPosted: December 20, 2012
Have you ever made a recipe that was so good that you dreamed about it for weeks after making it? This is one of those. Be warned: You will have sweet, savoury, melty, cheesy dreams after making this!
For all the food lovers out there: Go out and pick up Deb Perelman’s cookbook! The fabulous food blogger behind Smitten Kitchen wrote herself a book, and it is nothing short of food porn. I’ve made a few recipes so far, this one being my favourite of the lot.
Just look at that picture! I knew I had to make that one RIGHT away when I got the book.
The recipe for the onions is fairly easy, and it takes little time to make. These onions pack a flavourful punch too!
First things first, cook the onions down in a pan with some butter, until they start to caramelize.
Next, add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar and cook them down for a little while longer.
I decided to go all out an use the very best local ingredients for this recipe (go big or go home, right?) I used Spelt bread from Prairie Mill Bakery (which we are now HOOKED on, btw!) and smoked Gouda and aged cheddar from Sylvan Star. I couldn’t choose between the two cheeses, so I got both.
Assemble your sandwich…
And pop it in the panini maker!
You will end up with a beautiful sandwich that you’ll want to eat again and again…
Jacquie’s Awesome Grilled Cheese with Sweet and Sour Onions (Courtesy of Deb Perelman from Smitten Kitchen)
You will need:
1 tbsp butter
1 large red onion
2 tsps brown sugar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 slices spelt bread
3/4 cup of smoked gouda or aged cheddar
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions and cook down for 5 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar and cook down until onions thicken (about 5 more minutes). Assemble sandwiches with cheese and melt in a pan or a panini press. Enjoy, a lot!