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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day French Onion Grilled Cheese

A Fathers Day Treat
The Day: Father's Day
The Meal: French Onion Grilled Cheese
The Drink: Beer
The Soundtrack: Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Its the third Sunday in June and that means its father's day. Not coincidentally, its also the final round of the US Open. With coverage starting late since the tournament is being held in San Francisco this year, that leaves some time available to make a delicious lunch before it goes on the air.

Now my dad doesn't live in the same city, so this meal is largely symbolic, but assuming I were back home, we'd likely be enjoying our sandwiches and beers together watching the Golf.  He's got the next best thing, a large HD TV and an empty house with no distractions for the following 6+ hours of coverage!

I put on Because of the Times while getting everything ready prior to the Open coverage.  This is an album I was introduced to in 2008 and it has grown on me ever since.  I went to see them in concert last year and they put on a pretty good show.   The album is quite good and isn't filled with the heavily overplayed radio cuts found on Only by the Night.

A tear filled experience
The Ingredients:
Rye Bread
3 Onions
450ml Beef Stock
1 TBLS Oil
Gruyere Cheese
Cooked Bacon
Onions and Stock Simmering
Start by cutting the onions.  Slice them up fairly thin so they will caramelize and then halving them so that they maintain some onion stringiness.
Toss them in the pan on high with the oil and the beef stock.  Cook for about 15 minutes until the mixture thickens. 
Sandwich Prep

While the onions are cooking, cut up the Gruyere, rye bread and bacon in preparation for assembly.
I made the Rye the day before and its a great consistency for this sandwich since its thick enough to hold it all together.  I'll probably make it again and it should make it as a post.

Once the Onions are cooked, add to the Rye, top with Gruyere, bacon and the top slice of rye.  Place the sandwiches in the pan and fry up until the cheese melts and the bread toasts.
Ready for the Frying Pan

It was a delicious sandwich and I got the recipe and idea from Chatelaine.

Happy Father's Day Dad.  See you soon!

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