1 yellow onion (thinly sliced)
1 TBSP butter
3 cups kale (loosely chopped)
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 TBSP grainy dijon mustard
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup boursin cheese
12 thin slices mozzarella cheese
12 slices deli turkey meat
6 slices of bread (whichever type tickles your fancy, I used a loaf of ciabatta)
salt and pepper
Really, who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? There’s not much more of an introduction required here…Personally, I’m a pretty classic grilled cheese kind of a gentleman. My standard go-to is simply some cheddar or mozza tossed in-between two pieces of bread, then grilled on the stove (my top secret, and delicious, twist is slathering some mayo and dijon inside the sandwich before grilling. Try it!), but, when you have company over, you have to kick it up a notch. Consider this an ‘elegantly grilled’ cheese sandwich. Tell your friends they have to dress up for this event. Black tie. Make it happen.
Drizzle some olive oil in a medium-sized pan and bring to medium-high heat. Toss in the sliced onion and cook for 10 minutes. Next, add the butter to the pan and continue to let cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 more minutes, or until the onions start to turn golden.
Now, stir in the chopped kale. cranberries, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar and water. Let the kale and onion mixture cook, continuing to stir intermittently, until the kale has wilted and is a vibrant green, about 5 minutes. When the kale has softened, remove from heat and set aside.
Grab the sliced bread and lay flat on your counter or cutting board. Spread some boursin cheese on each of the 6 slices, followed by 3 slices of mozzarella. Now, whichever slice of bread designated as the ‘bottom’ (no jokes please), add 3 slices of turkey meat. Then, (we’re almost done, I promise) place a generous couple spoonfuls of the kale mixture on top of the turkey. Finally, the top can meet the bottom (of your sandwich).
Melt a more than liberal amount of butter in a medium pan on medium-high heat and grill the sandwiches for four minutes per side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is perfectly gooey.
Remember: This is an ‘elegantly grilled’ cheese sandwich. Black tie affair.
Total cook time…30 min
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