French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese #NationalGrilledCheeseDay

April 10, 2017Deanna
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French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese was created for #NationalGrilledCheeseDay. This sandwich was inspired by French Onion Soup. Comte is perfect for this cheesy sandwich!

French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese was created for #NationalGrilledCheeseDay. This sandwich was inspired by French Onion Soup. Comte is perfect for this cheesy sandwich!

  • #NationalGrilledCheeseDay

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month?  Guess what? April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day!

In honor of this month of the beloved sandwich, I have not 1 but 3 recipes to share with you! These are not just normal grilled cheese. These sandwiches all have a French cheese involved: Comte, Emmental, and Mimmolette.

Cheese Trip Pic

Why French cheeses? French cheeses are some of the most beloved by chefs worldwide. So why not take your sandwich up a notch with French cheese and breads.

  • Comte

Comte is a French cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk in the France-Comte region of eastern France. Comte has the highest production of all French AOC cheeses. Of all the cheeses in these grilled cheese posts, this one is the most familiar.

French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese was created for #NationalGrilledCheeseDay. This sandwich was inspired by French Onion Soup. Comte is perfect for this cheesy sandwich!

In research, about Comte cheese, I discovered it is the cheese of choice by many chefs to use on French onion soup. That was all I needed to know. It was the perfect inspiration to create a grilled cheese that has French Onion Soup incorporated into it.

The hardest part of this sandwich was how to make it not soupy. After a lot of thought and trial and error, I finally got it. All I had to do is reduce the onions in a beef broth mixture. It worked like a dream.

French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese

Preparation 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yields 2     adjust servings

French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese was created for #NationalGrilledCheeseDay. This sandwich was inspired by French Onion Soup. Comte is perfect for this cheesy sandwich!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion sliced thin
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 TB Dry Red Wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 oz Comte cheese sliced
  • 4 slices Brioche bread
  • 2 TB Mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. In a saute pan melt the butter and add the onions. Season them with the black pepper and cook until the are clear.

  2. Add the beef broth and red wine. Continue cooking until the beef broth mixture reduces. There will be very little liquid in the pan. Make sure you stir it every so often so the onions do not burn.

  3. Take the onions out the pan and set aside.

  4. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel

  5. Spread the mayo on one side of each the bread slices.

  6. Place 2 slices of the bread, mayo side down in the pan.

  7. Place a player of the onion mixture on each slice of bread.

  8. Top it off with the Comte cheese.

  9. Then add the top slice of bread, mayo side up.

  10. Cook for about a minute, till the bottom, starts to turn golden. Press the sandwich down and flip it.

  11. Cook the other side for about a minute, and then press it down one more time and cook the sandwich for another 30 seconds.

  12. Take off the heat, serve it up and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 575kcal Calories from fat 335
% Daily Value
Total Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 692mg29%
Carbohydrate 41g14%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 16g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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  • Thank You

I want to thank The Baddish Group and Cheeses of France, along with #Cuisinart for giving me this opportunity to create these recipes for you! I was given the cheeses and a sandwich maker in exchange for creating these yummy recipes. Be sure to check out the Other Grilled Cheese Recipes created for this event: Steak and Mimmolette Grilled Cheese and Pear Balsamic Fig Emmental Grilled Cheese

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French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese was created for #NationalGrilledCheeseDay. This sandwich was inspired by French Onion Soup. Comte is perfect for this cheesy sandwich!

French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese was created for #NationalGrilledCheeseDay. This sandwich was inspired by French Onion Soup. #Comte is perfect for this cheesy sandwich! #makeitmagnifique

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