A very nice sandwich. We reduced the onion to 1 tablespoon --thought that was too much frankly. Evidently the Brits like raw onions a lot more than us. LOL! Omitted the salt. Thanks for a nice lunch, Cookgirl. Made for Unrulies Under the Influence during ZWT6 tour of Great Britain.
A few simple ingredients that add to to a sandwich being more than the sum of it's parts. I skipped the bacon simply because it's something that I use with extreme rarity and I did enjoy this very much without it. I used half the mayo ask for. I had to make do with old cheddar from here in Canada. But it worked fine for me. One sannie will sure fill you up too!
Tasty, easy to prepare sandwich! I used Cheddar and did include the bacon :) It was very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing! ZWT6
Yep, my favourite sarnie! I love cheese and onion and so this was a no brainer recipe to make! I did make a few changes, I never use mayo in tihis sarnie, so left that out! I used mature farmhouse Cheddar cheese as well as both types of onion and NO bacon! I always eat this iconic sarnie toasted, so that is how I made it! Made for ZWT6 and GB for the Whiners and Cheesers! FT:-) (PS: Yes this is an English sarnie, but no need for the mayo for the purists amongst us - I am not that bothered personally, but I thought I would let you know! And yes, raw onions are a MUST! Karen:-) ) (Photos to be posted)
While at the store this week, I got a chunk of "Five Counties Cheese" which is layers of Derby, Red Leicester, Cheshire, Double Gloucester, & Cheddar so I thought this would be the perfect way to use it. I used wild chives and red onion (what I had) and no bacon (though I would have done if I'd had some!) Used lightly toasted wheat bread for one and will have the rest (on untoasted bread) for lunch tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing!
We had this at a British tea shop today. They added Branston pickle, a relish that was delicious!
I scaled back for 1 sandwich but could easily have made 2 from the mix as it is a very generous serve, would like to try this as melt as I love gooey cheese, I used a sharp cheddar and toasted my wholemeal/wholegrain bread and next time will make it with the bacon and cut back on the cheese. Thank you Cookgirl and also WIGal for the recommendation, made for I Recommend tag game.
Yes this is a recipe that calls for the best ingredients you can get. I was able to get great imported white cheddar, some locally made whole grain sourdough French bread and a wonderfully sweet onion. I made untoasted and without the mayo or optional bacon, as I want to try as pure as possible the first time (see FT's review). The only thing I would do different next time is to toast, thanks for the post.
This was just wonderful! I used chives instead of scallions (had them in the garden), and then toasted the sandwich on my Griddler. The cheese was oozey and yummy; and the combination of flavors in the filling just made the sandwich rich and wonderful. I used homemade whole wheat bread, and 2 slices of bacon for 1 sandwich. Thanks for satisfying my craving for grilled cheese in a new and yummy way! Made for ZWT8
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this sandwich! I used a sharp English cheddar, the full 2 tablespoons of Vidalia onion, 1-1/2 tablespoons of the scallions, and 1/2 tablespoon of minced chives. I served this on toasted whole-grain white and wheat swirl bread. I tried it with and without bacon, and actually enjoyed it without the bacon more. I did not find the onions overpowering at all, but blended in perfectly with the other ingredients. I will definitely make this again, as I generally have all these ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing such a simple delight. Made for ZWT8.