Sweet & Savory Grilled Cheese - Sharp Cheddar and Caramelized Onions on Raisin Bread

 
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I can't count how many times I've eaten the leftovers off my daughter's high chair for "lunch"... Whether or not that might be a bit embarrassing to admit... it's the truth. And I can assure you that it'll happen again! In fact, I think it's high time we begin to embrace these kinds of things. Like celebrating how well I commit to doing laundry almost everyday, even if it is just the same load that I keep forgetting in the washer from the night before. 

So to celebrate... I made grilled cheese with sautéed onions on raisin bread. It might sound a bit odd, but I love the combination of sweet and savory, with the carmelized onions tying it all together. Is it a little too weird for your taste or does it sound intriguing to you?

To make the grilled cheese

You'll need:
1 onion
2 to 3 slices of sharp cheddar cheese per sandwich
raisin bread
olive oil
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste  

Sautée one whole onion with a nice drizzle of olive oil until caramelized. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Don't be too shy with the salt, it brings out the savory flavors. Set the onions aside. Using the same pan (now empty), lightly brown both sides of each slice of bread. Place 2 or 3 slices of sharp cheddar on one slice. Then place the onions on top and the second slice of bread on top of that. Cook on low to medium heat as the cheese begins to melt. Press down on the sandwich with a spatula to encourage the melting. Flip the sandwich a few times once the cheese is holding it all together to prevent overcooking one side. 

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Enjoy! 

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