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Olga Drozd

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Smoky Grilled Cheese with Ale Onions
« on: June 17, 2017, 07:55:22 PM »
Smoky Grilled Cheese with Ale Onions

Brown ale brings out the natural sweetness of the onions.  The beer evaporates during cooking, it permeates the onions to give a twist to this classic comfort food.

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened - divided
2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
1 cup brown ale OR porter beer
2 teaspoons sugar
Pinch pepper
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
8 thick (1/2 inch thick) slices sourdough bread (cut from a 8-inch round loaf)
170 grams applewood smoked-Cheddar cheese, sliced OR Gruyere cheese, sliced

In cast iron or heavy skillet, melt 2 Tablespoons of the butter over medium high heat; cook onions, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add ale, 2 teaspoons sugar, and pepper, cook, stirring occasionally, until no liquid remains and onions are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, spread mustard over 1 side of 4 of the bread slices; arrange Cheddar on top.

Divide onions over Cheddar.  Sandwich with remaining bread.  Spread remaining butter over outside of sandwiches.

Cook, in large skillet over medium heat, turning once, until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Use tortillas instead of bread for a delicious take on quesadillas. Makes 4 servings.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 06:23:27 AM by Olga Drozd »