Grilled Cheese with Marinated Onions & Whole Grain Mustard

by Kathy Strahs on April 5, 2010 · 6 comments

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Around this time last year, I came up with the somewhat off-the-wall idea for hosting a Grilled Cheese Pageant on my other blog, Panini Happy. Influenced by the spectacle of the “Toddlers & Tiaras” TV show, I thought a pageant theme might be a fun way to spice up a blog event celebrating grilled cheese sandwiches for National Grilled Cheese Month. Fortunately, a good number of food bloggers and other grilled cheese fans saw the fun in it as well and created a fantastic variety of sandwiches to showcase. It was such a blast that I definitely had to make it an annual event.

Here’s your chance to participate in this year’s 2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Pageant:  just grill up a tasty grilled cheese sandwich, post it on your blog if you have one (otherwise, just send in a pic) and enter it into the Pageant. It’s that simple. One randomly selected “Grand Supreme” winner will receive a beautiful Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Panini Press & Skillet Grill Set ($189.95 value) in Kiwi, courtesy of Le Creuset.

To be clear, the Pageant is a celebration of grilled cheese – not a competition. I hope you’ll participate! In honor of the Pageant, I made Nancy Silverton’s (of La Brea Bakery fame) Grilled Cheese with Marinated Onions & Whole Grain Mustard sandwich. The combination is truly amazing, with the acidity of the marinated onions and mustard marrying perfectly with the nutty Gruyère.

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Q. April 6, 2010 at 8:49 AM

I imagine the marinated onions end up tasting a bit pickled, almost like saurkraut, right? These sandwiches look yummy. There is nothing more classic than grilled cheese!


Kathy April 6, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Yes, the onions are a bit pickled – not as strong as sauerkraut but still very mouthwatering.


Hugging the Coast April 6, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Wow this sounds really delicious! Whole grain mustard is just the right note with this cheese.
.-= Hugging the Coast´s last blog ..25 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes You Won’t Want to Miss =-.


Sonia - L'Exquisit April 8, 2010 at 5:14 AM

I just prepare and was delicious! Thanks for the recipe …


Kathy April 8, 2010 at 7:03 AM

It’s a great one, isn’t it? So glad you liked it!


Amanda April 27, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Yum! Have you submitted this to the Grilled Cheese Academy yet?


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