I realize I’ve been MIA lately and the last thing I want is to come back to you and present a grilled cheese sandwich. But here I am, back with a grilled cheese sandwich…
This isn’t just any grilled cheese sandwich though; it’s a fancy grilled cheese sandwich!!! Anyone can make a grilled cheese sandwich, I know, but this one won’t taste like any sandwich you’ve had before. This is, like, restaurant quality grilled cheese!
I made this for the first time back in June on my birthday. A grilled cheese sandwich just sounded so good and this one really hit the spot. My husband and my BF Kristen loved it so much that I ended up making more. We had about 7 sandwiches between the 3 of us. It was my birthday so calories didn’t count that day (or the next day, or the entire
week month after that). I’ve made this sandwich several times since that wonderful night and it’s the only way I’ll ever make a grilled cheese again!
I used a mixture of Gruyère cheese and mozzarella cheese. Gruyère cheese is amazing and you can find it in most grocery stores with the other fancy cheeses. It can be pricey compared to, let’s say, cheddar but places like Sprouts and Fresh & Easy have good ones that won’t break the bank. Once you taste it and make a sandwich or pretty much anything with it, you won’t feel so bad spending $8 for half a pound. Gruyère cheese is a hard cheese with a Parmesan-esque texture, kind of grainy, earthy, savory…describing cheese isn’t really my thing but all of those words come to mind. It’s probably the best cheese on the planet. Along with tasting divine, it’s a great cheese to melt and when paired with mozzarella…let’s just say you’re in melty, cheesy heaven.
- 1 loaf french bread
- 5 Tbsp butter (salted)
- 1/2 cup white onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese, finely grated
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, finely grated
- 2 - 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- Salt & Pepper
- Preheat griddle to about 350° (medium-high heat). Slice French bread on a diagonal to create 4 long sandwich slices. In a medium saucepan, melt 5 Tbsp butter. When completely melted, dip one side of each bread slice in the butter to coat. Set aside.
- In the same saucepan add onions to any remaining butter (adding 1 Tbsp if all butter was used on bread). Brown onions on medium heat until just golden. Remove from heat.
- Sprinkle buttered halves of bread slices with Parmesan cheese. Add cheeses to 2 unbuttered halves and top with onions; season with salt & pepper or seasoning of choice if desired. Place on hot griddle and top with remaining bread slices. Let cook 3-5 minutes or until golden on the bottom, flip and cook until other side is golden. Slice in half and serve!