Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! What better day to make a grilled cheese sandwich than today! I found out it was NGCD just this morning, so I decided to make grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. I used whatever cheese I could find in the fridge. I happened to have Camembert cheese, but you could use brie too; the two are pretty much interchangeable.
Here is my recipe for a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich...
Camembert Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions (for one)
2 slices of quality multi-grain bread
butter for spreading
1 onion, thinly sliced
pinch of salt
pinch of ground black pepper
To make the caramelized onions, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions, salt and pepper. Stir over medium-low heat for approximately fifteen minutes until onions are soft and golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
Next, butter just the top and bottom side of your multi-grain bread (only the sides you will be grilling).
Cut the cheese horizontally to cover the entire slice of bread (as you can see, my Camembert had been cut into before).
Add the previously caramelized onions to your cheese. Cover with buttered top slice.
In a large, non-stick skillet, over medium-low heat, add your sandwich and press down with a spatula. Cover with lid and grill for 2-3 minutes. Uncover and press down with spatula again and turn over. Press down with the spatula again and grill for 2-3 minutes; cover with lid. When both sides are done and cheese is melted throughout, remove from heat, and serve immediately. The entire process should only take about six minutes.
You can serve it on a plate like this...
...or like this! Either way it is DELICIOUS!
It was the perfect lunch for a day like today! We've been hiding indoors from the ice and cold. Here are a few pics I took this morning from last night's ice storm.
Our icy crab apple tree
Looks more like a jail, than a bird house now
The bird feeder, entirely covered with ice.
The poor little birds!
I wanted to tell you, also, that this is my 99th blog post. My next post will be my 100th! In celebration, I will be having a give-away, so stay tuned for that!
Happy Friday, everyone! Thank you for stopping in. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Another amazing recipe! Thank you for sharing...I can almost taste it...we love grilled cheese and are crazy for caramelized onions..so, we'll be having this very soon...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Laura! Let me know what you think! xoDelete
Love this recipe! Just tried it and shared it. Thx so much!Delete
Thank you so much for letting me know! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)Delete
Love grilled cheese and this looks deliciousReplyDelete
Thank you, Michelle! :)Delete
Oh wow that looks FANTASTIC. If only I could download that! The icy pics are so pretty. I hope the little birds aren't covered with icesicles too. Congrats on hitting #99! ♥ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nancy! The ice is melting away, thank goodness! I want the birdies to come back and play! :)ReplyDelete
OMG Rosinda, that grilled cheese sandwich made me so hungry! It looks so delicious. The bird houses look so pretty, but poor birds. They missed their food and you missed watching them :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on number#99. Lucky Wayne Gretzky shirt number!!! I'm already waiting for the BIG #100 :)
Thanks, Mom! Hugs back to you! xoxoDelete
We have had ice storms like this and they are so dangerous!!! Not only do they make driving treacherous, but they down power lines, break trees, and wreak havoc. It's odd how something so beautiful can be so awful. The sandwich looks so amazing....oh my goodness!!! Grilled onions and cheese? What could be more wonderful? NOTHING.ReplyDelete
Well, maybe tea and cookies....LOL!
Love the bird feedfeeder!!!!!!!!!
Joann in CO
The ice storm left many area residents without power, tree limbs broke, hydro poles went down, etc. We were lucky that we weren't affected by the storm. Thanks for your comments; they're always appreciated! xoxoDelete
Totally yummy, as always sweetheart! I could smell those onions frying as I looked at the picture. The ice looks dreadful. We are still chilly here, but no frost or ice now...it could still come back, but things are getting milder slowly. A few days of sun and my garden will PoP!! Love you xoxoReplyDelete
Thank you, sweetie! I hope spring arrives soon for both of us. Can't wait to see pics of your garden when it finally POPS! Love you! Have a great weekend! xoxoDelete
Oh Rosinda! Haven't eaten yet this morning so looking at this has made my tummy growl! That looks so good! My hubby told me yesterday that it was National Grilled Cheese Day and we kind of laughed because there seems to be a "National Day" for everything! I am in a rut with cheddar! This Camembert with the grilled onions looks so good! I must try. You give such good inspiration, sweetie! Love coming to see what's next. I see that your icy birdfeeders look just like mine! Spring is right around the corner for us....right?! xoxoReplyDelete
Thanks so much for your comments, Karen! You're right...there's a national day for everything! Lol! Grilled cheddar is yummy, too. This recipe is just a bit more "gourmet". Let me know if you try it, I'd love to know what you think! Crossing my fingers spring arrives for us all, very soon! xoxoDelete
Looks yummy Rosinda! I hope the sun makes an appearance for you soon, we definitely deserve some nice spring weather! xReplyDelete
Thank you, Morwenna! Hopefully, spring will make an appearance for both of us real soon! Crossing fingers!! xoxoDelete
Now I WANT a grilled cheese. Haven't tried one with onions, imagine it's wonderful. Keep warm. Freezing here. Then suddenly tomorrow it's to be 74 degrees! Craaaazzy. xoReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments, JoEllen! It's pretty chilly here, too. It looks like mother nature doesn't want to let go of winter just yet. 74 degrees for you tomorrow!? Hope you get to enjoy some time outdoors. Make the most of it! xoxoDelete
That looks so delicious. I must try that recipe!ReplyDelete
oh I've never had that cheese before. What's it remind you of? I'd like to try this for sure.ReplyDelete
oh icy pictures... pretty, but we are so springy now, aren't we :) it's so pretty out. I'll take some pictures tomorrow if I remember or someone reminds me *nudge* lol
Habe ich so noch nie gegessen, sieht aber schon sehr lecker aus.ReplyDelete