Introducing the French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese!!
I have had this idea for quite some time and was originally going to make it when the Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Brie Grilled Cheese was birthed, as I had bought the ingredients, but couldn’t find Gruyere cheese at my grocery store. With my afternoon off and Gruyere in my fridge, I knew this was happening! Now I don’t expect everybody to make French Onion Soup every time they want this grilled cheese (which could be often!), so I whipped this up separately even though I made my French Onion Soup at the same time. Of course if you did make French Onion Soup, you could just take some onions from that and make this grilled cheese!
French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese
- 1 Yellow Onion
- Pinch of Thyme
- Pinch of Flour
- Salt & Pepper
- 2-3 Ounces Concentrated Beef Stock (~30 ml in an ounce)
- ½-1 Ounce of Sherry
- ¾-½ cup Gruyere Cheese
- 2 Slices of French Bread
First, get a pan with a tablespoon of butter in it, on medium-low heat. While you’re waiting for your pan to heat up, peel and evenly slice your onion, putting them in the pan once sliced. Stir the onions to coat them in the butter, and continue stirring only as often as needed to avoid sticking or burning. Your onions should begin to get that nice caramelized brown colour after about a half an hour. Once they have caramelized, sprinkle your onion with a pinch of flour and thyme, stirring to mix in. Add your sherry, allowing it to reduce down and soak into the onions, then add in your beef stock and salt & pepper to taste, allowing to reduce as well.
Butter every side of your bread, pile with your onions and your shredded Gruyere cheese and fry both sides in a pan on medium heat until golden brown.
As always, it’s hard to beat the allure of a grilled cheese, especially one using a cheese like Gruyere, which is super melty, stringy and delicious! I hope you guys take the extra time to make this grilled cheese! It’s well worth it!