A short rib grilled cheese sandwich at Brick & Bottle in Corte Madera, Ca., on Thursday, September 1, 2011.  Brick & Bottle just instituted a grilled cheese special on Wednesday nights, and also serves a grilled cheese special daily at lunch. (Photo By Liz Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)
Food - Drink
The Rich Filling That Boosts The Texture Of Your Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese is a comforting classic that goes well with soups such as tomato soup, carrot soup, and more, but you may not have imagined that you can combine grilled cheese and soup into one. This is how to make a filling that makes your grilled cheese sandwich even richer by using inspiration from a classic soup.
Classic French onion soup calls for two major components in grilled cheese: bread and melted cheese. It’s only natural to mash up these two dishes by adding caramelized onions and Gruyère cheese to the filling of your sandwich, creating a symphony of crusty bread, crispy yet melty cheese, and soft and sweet onions.
The onions should be caramelized for at least 45 minutes, giving them a lush, buttery texture with a rich and sweet flavor enhanced by the creamy, nutty flavor of the Gruyère. Apply the cheese to crusty whole grain bread and add a heavy helping of the onions on top, then press and grill it for a truly indulgent lunch.