Sweet caramelized onions have a way of sweet talking most people into falling in love with them. Add some warm, melt-y, gooey Swiss cheese and some golden toasty bread into the mix and it shall surely make you go weak in your knees! A deconstructed French onion soup, this French onion grilled cheese recipe is not something you want to miss.
Some things have a way of etching themselves onto your grey matter, would you agree? Most of these are emotional experiences that mattered to you in some way and it is hardly ever Math, algebra or physics (Unless you are Sheldon from the big bang theory!). However, as with any rule of thumb, there are exceptions and your silly brain helps you retain something useful which you can use in your everyday life.
For me, this useful retention has been some concepts from my supply chain management training from college. One of them is FIFO which means “First in, First out”. The concept is pretty self explanatory, it means that managing inventory, you should always first utilize the stock that you brought in first.
Now, the problem arises with the fact that this concept has etched itself so deep into my grey matter that it makes me borderline OCD when managing my kitchen. I open u a bag of lentils and transfer a portion into a container for day-to-day use. When it is time to refill the container, I empty out the small quantity remaining in it before I can add more from the same open bag. From the same bag the first batch came from?!! I have been laughed at quite a few times but…..
That leads us to how I came about making French onion grilled cheese sandwiches. My FIFO obsessed brain refuses to give me permission to go grocery shopping until I have used up all the produce and dairy lying in my pantry, fridge and anywhere in my kitchen. With nothing else but bread, cheese and onions in my kitchen, and me not being able to (really, it’s almost like a an ankle bracelet prohibiting me from stepping outside the house), French onion grilled cheese sandwiches were pretty much the only option I had left.
But, who’s complaining?! Look at those beauties! My heart squealed with joy every time I sunk my teeth into these warm, toasty, juicy, caramel-y, cheesy French onion grilled cheese sandwiches…… Here is the recipe for:
French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwiches