Grilled Swiss Cheese and French Onion Sandwich

Grilled Swiss Cheese and French Onion Sandwich

Sometimes, you might have a taste for a soup and a sandwich for a light lunch or dinner. Here is a recipe that combines both!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

For the onions:
1/2 pound yellow onions, sliced
1/2 pound red onions, sliced
3 Tablespoons butter
Kosher Salt to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon turbino sugar
A Pinch of fresh thyme
1/4 cup red wine (or beef or chicken or vegetable broth can be substituted)
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For the grilled cheese:
8 slices Swiss cheese, cut in the thin strips
8 slices bakery fresh French bread or sourdough bread
1-2 tablespoons butter

8-12 Sprigs fresh thyme for garnish

Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Butter  the outside of the  pieces of bread. Top each slice  of bread with a mound of cheese and caramelized onions.  Place sandwich in the skillet and brown both sides of the sandwich  until golden, for about 2-3 minuted. Slice the sandwich in half  on the diagonal and garnish with 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme.

Yields 4 Sandwiches