Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Grilled Cheese
2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1 tbsp. Canola Oil
1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
3 medium Yellow Onions, thinly sliced
8 oz. White Mushrooms, thinly sliced
8 slices Bread (your choice)
4 slices Munster Cheese
4 slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
as needed Unsalted Butter, room temperature
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add oil and brown sugar to butter and mix before adding the onions. Cook stirring occasionally until onions darken and reduce (about 20-30 minutes). Turn heat down to medium and add mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms soften and liquid has reduced (about 10-20 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool. This can be done earlier and left at room temperature. To start sandwiches, layout the bread and top 4 slices with Munster and 4 slices with Cheddar. Divide onion mixture evenly over the Cheddar covered slices. Top this with the Munster covered slices and butter top side of bread. Heat a large skillet or grill plate on a stove over medium to medium-low heat (about 300-325 degrees). Once heated, place butter side down in the pan. Butter the remaining top side of sandwiches while bottom side is grilling. Flip when bottom side is golden brown (time will vary for several factors) and continue grilling other side. When second side is golden brown and cheese has melted remove to a cutting board. Let rest 2-3 minutes before cutting diagonally and serve.
Note: I like the combination of these two cheeses for my sandwich. Don’t hesitate to try other cheese combinations you might like better.
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