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Delicious Little Sandwiches

Annabel’s & Co. Catering, 2016

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Delicious French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon each grapeseed (or olive) oil and butter, for frying
2 slices of french baguette or french bread
1 tablespoon softened butter
enough shredded gruyere cheese to generously cover both slices of bread
about ½ cup wine-braised onions (see recipe below)
fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat grapeseed oil in frying pan over medium low heat. Add butter and allow to melt.

Spread each slice of French bread with softened butter. Add half the shredded cheese to one, pile braised onions on top, sprinkled with fresh thyme leaves, salt and pepper, then add the rest of the cheese. “Close” the sandwich with the other slice of bread, and gently press together.

Place the sandwich in the hot pan and cook until bread is toasted brown and cheese has started to melt. Carefully flip the sandwich over in the pan and cook until the other side is toasted brown and cheese has completely melted.

Remove the grilled sandwich from the pan and serve.

Wine-braised Onions

about 1 small clove garlic per 2 onions
onions (cook about 3-5 at a time, as you will find many uses for leftover caramelized onions)
olive oil
butter
bay leaf
fresh thyme
salt and fresh cracked pepper
red or white wine
beef stock (optional)

Directions

Cut the onions in half lengthwise, then slice thinly again lengthwise.

For every 1 large onion, heat about 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large, heavy-bottom pan over medium heat. Add the same amount of butter, allow to melt, then add minced garlic. Allow the garlic to soften (but not color), then add the onions. Stir to coat the garlic and onions in oil+butter, add a bay leaf and a small sprig of thyme, then turn down the heat to medium low (so onions don’t burn). Continue to cook the onions until they are soft and deep golden brown, 30-40 minutes (depending on how many onions you cook).

Add about ¼ cup red or white wine (doesn’t matter), and allow to cook down with the onions, another 5-7 minutes. You can also add beef stock, but I didn’t.

Remove from heat and set aside enough onions for grilled cheese sandwich. The rest, throw into a pot and make French Onion Soup.

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Delicious Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Muenster Grilled Cheese on Soft Pretzel

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Ingredients
1 tablespoon softened butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large, “fat” soft pretzel sliced in half
1-2 tablespoons mustard (I used Dijon, but use whatever you have)
4 slices Muenster cheese
1 bratwurst, grilled and sliced
about ¼ cup sauerkraut
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan over medium low heat. Spread the cut side of each pretzel half with mustard. Place the halves of the soft pretzel in the pan, “crust” side down, then carefully arrange slices of muenster cheese to cover both halves. Cook the pretzels until the cheese is almost melted, but not completely. If the cheese melts all the way while in the pan, it will “drip” through the pretzel openings too much.

Remove the grilled pretzel with cheese from the pan. Place sliced bratwurst on the cheese, then pile on sauerkraut. You probably won’t need any salt because of the bratwurst and the kraut, but add some fresh cracked pepper. Close/cover the sandwich with the other half of the pretzel.

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