French Onion Éponini

It’s dark, dense, full of flavor and scorned. We are not the first to do a French Onion grilled cheese…but man, oh man – we do it goooooood!

This is what you need for a Flavor Explosive French Onion Éponini!panini

  1. Sliced baguette of French Bread
  2. 9 onions Yellow or White
  3. 1 bay leaf
  4. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  5. 1 tablespoon butter
  6. 1 can of beef consume or beef soup starter paste
  7. 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  8. 1 cup shredded Gruyère Cheese
  9. 1 cup shredded provolone Cheese
  10. 1 cup shredded mozzarella Cheese
  11. 1 stick soft butter
  12. 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  13. Weight or Panini press

(Psst… here is a tip) The day before your party: slice, chop or shred 9 onions. It looks like a lot but trust me–you need 9! In a large skillet melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil on low heat. Add your onions, thyme, bay leaf and a pinch of S&P. Cook on low stirring occasionally for 68  minutes,(that is not a typo-68!) until sweet, brown and almost nothing. Cool mash with a fork and refrigerate your “onion jam” until tomorrow.

Ok people–we are making grilled cheese for a party!  Turn your Skillet to 350 or heat your pan on Med. Preheat your oven to 200. Get a baking sheet with a cooling rack ready to stack and keep warm these oooey, goooey treasures. Get all of your ingredients ready. I find it better to shred my cheese–but you do what you want. I mixed my 3 cups and added a little black pepper fun. You MUST use Gruyère  the others are according to your taste. I like the smokiness of the provolone and the melty mozzarella.

Spread your softened butter on one side of your French Bread, Lay it down and spread a bit of your “onion jam” on the other side. Now add your Cheese–as much as you dare! Spread a bit of Dijon on one side of the other slice and your softened butter on it’s flip side. Grill with a weight or Panni press. (Psst… here is another tip) I sprinkled a bit of cheese on the outside of the bread on my last flip–you get a bit of the crunchy, browned, French Onion Soup goodness that way!

Cut then in half, quarters or sticks and keep them in the oven, warm ’til the party. Serve with French Cornichons (little sour pickles).french-flag-640

Now go upstairs, fix your lipstick and dab a little Channel #5 behind your ears-you have a party to get to!

Oo La La-can you guess what is next?

Sincerely Sara

Psst-you can mix any left over “Onion Jam” with sour cream or marscapone for a great dip, or get some beef stock in the box and whip up a 5 minute french onion soup for lunch!

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