French Onion Melt

French Onion Melt Recipe
Photo: David Prince; Styling: Linda Hirst
Hearty artisan breads are best for lumpy or moist fillings, like in our yummy French Onion Melt.


Makes 2 sandwiches

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 34 Minutes


1 tablespoon butter
2 small sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme leaves
2 teaspoons dry sherry
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded or sliced Jarlsberg, Gruyère or Swiss cheese
4 (1/2-inch-thick) diagonally cut French bread slices
Butter, softened


1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until dark golden brown. Stir in salt and next 3 ingredients.

2. Place 1/4 cup cheese on each of 2 bread slices. Top each evenly with half of onion mixture. Top each with 1/4 cup cheese. Top with remaining 2 bread slices.

3. Spread outside of sandwiches with softened butter. Cook in a nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 minutes on each side or until cheese melts and bread is golden brown.

Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

April 2013
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