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Everyone can agree that grilled cheese sandwiches are all kinds of amazing, the best combination of bread and gooey cheese. Now, if you up the ante with some sauteed onions, multiple cheeses and deliciously fresh bread? Mind blowing.

Step 1: Ingredients

While the specifics of these can vary, you will need:
  • Loaf of bread (your favorite kind! we chose a Rosemary Potato loaf that really gave awesome flavor to the whole sandwich)
  • At least 1/2 cup grated cheese (equal parts of Greuyere, Paremesan and swiss; alternatively, any other meltable cheeses)
  • 2 tbl butter, softened
  • 1 onion, sliced in thin strips
  • Tomato soup, because grilled cheese just isn't the same without it

Step 2: Sautee the Onions

In a pan, sautee the onions until they are brown.  This will take a few minutes, I believe we left ours on for twenty minutes.  If you want to properly caramelize them, that is always an option too (but we were a touch lazy...).

Step 3: Prep the Other Ingredients

While the onions are on the stove, start preparing the other items for optimal efficiency.  

Shred the cheese!  We used fancy cheese that came in blocks so we needed to make an even mixture of all three.  Make sure to mix everything up so that your sandwiches contain all of the cheeses (I did this with my hands, I'm hygienic like that).

Slice the loaf of bread.  At this point you need to decide how much bread you are interested in having.  Personally I sliced them somewhat thin since the loaf was short and I knew we'd each have two sandwiches.  If you really love carbs, then go ahead and cut thicker slices.

Now take the butter and spread it on one side of each slice of bread.


Step 4: Concoct!

Once the onions are ready, remove them from the pan and place them within reach.  You can now clean the pan or keep it oniony (we thought it would add a little something extra so we didn't clean...).

Place a slice of bread, butter side down, into the pan and sprinkle some cheese on top.  Using a fork, distribute onions to the top of the cheese.  Now sprinkle more cheese on top of the onions to meld the entire sandwich together.  Finally place the second piece of bread on top, butter side up.

Do not be surprised if cheese gets all over the pan, remember that this is even more delicious that uncooked cheese.

When the cheese has visibly melted above and below the onions, flip over.  I had some difficulty flipping since the cheese on top was just slightly melted, but used a fork for support and everything was just fine.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

When everything is melty goodness, remove from the pan and serve.  I personally suggest having a bowl of tomato soup as well because, let's be serious, the soup really enhances the deliciousness of the sandwich.

Now munch and enjoy!

Also, make sure the cat does not get too close to the plate.  Pete also enjoyed some of my soup...  
Looks delicious, but my hips can't take this and the mandel bread. <br /> <br />
All it needs is some thinly sliced mystery meat, and you have yourself that most wonderous sandwich, the Philly Cheese Steak!
(well, sort of...) <br>
As someone who was raised in Philadelphia, I can honestly say that this sandwich would be far better than a typical cheese steak (but perhaps I am biased). Why don't you try it out and let me know! :)

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