French Onion Grilled Cheese (From the Sandwich King)

Recipe by Dantana
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • Melt 1 T butter with 1 T olive oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat.
  • Slice yellow onions 1/4" thick from root to tip and add to pot.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Spread onions in an even layer.
  • Cover and turn heat to medium low.
  • Sweat onions for 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Uncover onions and cook until carmalized, 25 or 30 minutes while stirring frequently.
  • Add sherry and scrape up bits on bottom of the pan.
  • Stir in fresh thyme and salt and pepper.
  • Preheat a griddle on medium heat.
  • Butter both sides of bread.
  • Put 1 slice of cheese on 4 pieces of bread.
  • Add some carmalized onions to the sandwich.
  • Close with other slice of bread.
  • Place sandwich on griddle and cover with a metal bowl (or tent with tin foil). Get sandwiches cooking a nice golden brown (2 or 3 minutes).
  • Flip, cover again and cook until the cheese is melted and sandwich is golden brown (2-3 minutes).
  • Cut on a diagonal.
  • Serve with Roasted Tomato Bisque!