Carolina Kitchen: Dutch Grilled Cheese

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by Bruce's Fabulous Foods, Chef Bruce Brown


  • 1T bacon grease or vegetable oil
  • 2C red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1T balsamic vinegar –or- glaze
  • Softened butter/margarine
  • 8oz.- 1# gouda cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Rye bread


  1. In a skillet, melt the bacon grease over medium heat.
  2. Add the red onion and sauté until wilted and beginning to color, about seven minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low, stir in the balsamic vinegar/glaze and allow to simmer for five minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, toss the gouda cheese with the ground cumin.
  5. Prepare the slices of bread by scraping one side of each slice with the softened butter.
  6. Divide the required cheese over four slices of the bread, topped with a generous serving of the glazed onions. Top with the second slice of bread.
  7. Grill in a heated skillet over medium-high heat on each side until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  8. Allow to rest for two minutes before cutting to serve.