Grilled Cheese with Marinated Onions & Whole Grain Mustard

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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  1. Q. wrote:

    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!

    Posted 4.6.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

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

      Posted 4.6.10 Reply
  2. Wow this sounds really delicious! Whole grain mustard is just the right note with this cheese.
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    Posted 4.6.10 Reply
  3. I just prepare and was delicious! Thanks for the recipe …

    Posted 4.8.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

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

      Posted 4.8.10 Reply
  4. Amanda wrote:

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

    Posted 4.27.10 Reply