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      Spicy Grilled Cheese, 2/19/14

      Michael Lanari

      Kitchen& Bath Concepts


      • 2 teaspoons canola oil
      • 1 large red onion, finely diced
      • Salt
      • Freshly ground black pepper
      • 3 ounces sharp Cheddar, thinly sliced, divided
      • 8 slices whole-wheat bread
      • 3 ounces pepper Jack cheese, thinly sliced, divided
      • 1 large or 2 medium beefsteak or hothouse tomatoes, sliced
      • Cooking spray


      Heat oil in a nonstickskillet over medium-high heat. Lower heat to medium. Add onions and saute,stirring, until edges are browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt andfreshly ground black pepper, to taste.

      Place 3/4-ounce Cheddar on 1 slicebread. Spread 1 tablespoon caramelized onions on top of cheeseand top with 3/4-ounce pepper Jack. Top with 1 large or 2 medium slices tomatoand other slice of bread. Repeat with 3 other sandwiches.

      Spray a nonstick skillet orgriddle with cooking spray and heat until hot. Place sandwich on griddle and weigh downwith a heavy skillet or plate. Lower heat to medium-low and grill untilunderside is a deep brown but not burnt and cheese is partially melted, about 5to 6 minutes. Flip sandwich and grill other side, anadditional 4 to 5 minutes. Slice in half and serve hot.