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!