Once upon a time a chef entered a contest for the best grilled cheese sandwich. It was only a grilled cheese after all, how hard could it be to come up with the winning recipe?
“I’m a seasoned chef!” she thought.
“I’ve been a recipe developer for magazines, blogs, corporations and small businesses!” her ego thought.
“What! I didn’t even get an honorable mention!” she whined, after being notified of the actual winners.
The chef was so incensed she ran away to the top of a cold and snowy mountain, where she used her powers to create a spectacular palace made of ice. . . no wait, that was the movie Frozen.
The chef decided to let it go, and let the world decide if her grilled cheese was as fantastic as she thought it was!
|Prep Time||45 minutes|
|Cook Time||5 minutes|
- 1 each medium red onion thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2-3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt divided
- 4 each center cut boneless pork chops thin cut
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 each french or hoagie rolls
- 4 ounces brie cheese divided
- 4-5 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola cheese divided
- 1 1/2 cups baby arugula
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- In a large skillet over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Add the red onion and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
- Stirring occasionally, cook the onions until soft and lightly caramelized, about 30 minutes. The onions can be prepared the day before.
- Meanwhile, sprinkle chops with remaining salt and black pepper to taste.
- In the same pan that the onions cooked in, sauté the pork chops over medium heat for 2 minutes, flip over, cook additional 30 – 45 seconds.
- Remove the pork chops to a plate, cover to keep warm.
- Generously brush the inside of the cut rolls with melted butter.
- In a different large skillet over medium heat, place the rolls buttered side down.
- Brush the top of the rolls with butter, flip the rolls after about 1 – 2 minutes, when browned.
- Top each side of bread with Brie, then sprinkle with crumbled Gorgonzola.
- Place half the onions on one side of bread and 2 pork chops on the other side. Repeat with the other roll.
- Cover the pan to allow the cheese to melt.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl toss the arugula and vinegar together.
- Check the sandwich after 2 minutes. If the cheese is melted, remove the sandwich from the pan.
- Divide the arugula between the two sandwiches, place the two halves of the bread together.
- Serve immediately.
LS Gourmet says
I definitely want the winning recipe – it must have been mind-blowing because this recipe was terrific. I finally had the opportunity to make this and the SO smiled his way through dinner.
Thanks for sending this my way.