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Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Caramelized Onion Ingredients

4 - 5 yellow onions, sliced

1 large shallot, sliced

3 Tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Caramelized Onion Directions

Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. Add onions and shallot and cook on medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook until onions are soft, about 20 minutes. Stir in sugar and salt and increase heat to medium high. Cook onions until caramelized, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Store in refrigerator until ready to make the grilled cheese. Warm to room temperature before making the sandwich. Leftovers are perfect for a bowl of French onion soup.

Sandwich Ingredients

(For one sandwich)

Crusty roll or 2 slices of deli bread

4 slices organic Baby Swiss cheese

4 slices organic aged white cheddar cheese

Chipotle mayonnaise (available in most grocery stores)

6 Tablespoons caramelized onion or more if you have room on the bread

Butter for the bread

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Sandwich Directions

Slather the mayo over the inside of both slices of bread. Spoon onions over

the bottom slice. Top with both types of cheese. Cover with second slice of

bread.  Butter outside of sandwich and grill in a panini maker (or in a skillet) until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Slice in half diagonally and eat with soup. I

particularly enjoy dipping the edge of the sandwich into the soup before taking

a bite. 

Here is Wendy on Virginia This Morning making the sandwich! Enjoy!

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