Recipe by lazyme
We love these messy sandwiches. I like to make the caramelized onions ahead of time and then these go together quickly. These make great sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday. From Bon Appetit.
Top Review by Outta Here
These ARE messy, as stated, but so delicious! Loved the caraway in the onions. Kind of like a patty melt with sausage instead of hamburger. I adapted this for use with my Foreman Grilleration machine. I grilled the sausages and then used the machine as a panini maker instead of using the skillet. Made for Fall 2008 PAC.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 lbs onions, thinly sliced
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon caraway seed
- 3 smoked sausage, fully cooked, such as white bratwurst or 3 chicken-apple sausages
- 4 slices rye bread
- 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 4 ounces gruyere cheese, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onions and sauté until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in vinegar, sugar and caraway seeds.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and sauté until onions are deep brown and very tender, about 20 minutes longer.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm over low heat before using.).
- Preheat broiler.
- Brush 11x7-inch metal baking pan with oil.
- Place sausages in pan.
- Broil until sausages are brown and crisp, about 6 minutes per side.
- Transfer sausages to work surface and cut lengthwise in half.
- Arrange 3 sausage halves on each of 2 bread slices.
- Spread 2 teaspoons mustard over sausages on each.
- Top sausages with caramelized onions, dividing equally.
- Top with Gruyère or Emmental cheese slices, dividing equally.
- Cover with remaining 2 bread slices.
- Spread half of butter over upper bread slices.
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
- Carefully invert sandwiches, buttered side down, into skillet.
- Cover and cook until bottoms are brown, about 5 minutes.
- Spread remaining butter over upper bread slices.
- Turn sandwiches, cover and cook until bottoms are brown, about 4 minutes longer.