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Grilled Cheese Bar: The French Onion

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • Sliced country white bread or inverted halved French bread
  • Softened butter
  • Ripe Camembert cheese
  • Caramelized onions: Caramelize 1 large onion per 2 sandwiches. (Thinly sliced and seasoned with ground thyme, salt and white pepper. Deglaze with a little white wine and add beef stock (use mushroom stock for vegetarian) to flavor, cup per onion
  • Grated Comte or Gruyere Cheese
  • Cornichons, garnish
  • Dijon mustard, to pass
PREPARATION

Butter one side of the sliced bread or cut the side of 6-inch lengths of halved and inverted French bread. Build sandwiches with the buttered sides out; put Camembert, onions and shredded Comte or Gruyere on top of one slice of bread, then cover with remaining slice. Place the sandwich in skillet over medium heat and cover with foil and grill 7-8 minutes. Turn occasionally and press as sandwich turns golden brown. Serve with cornichons and Dijon.

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