I use to not enjoy grilled cheese at all. I used to dread them, in fact. The reason is that when I was a kid, grilled cheese meant white American cheese grilled on white bread. Some people may enjoy that, but I never did. I love flavor, so the thought of that sandwich just bores me. Which is why I absolutely love making a dish that bursts with layers of flavors. If you enjoy that as much as me, then you will be ecstatic for this sandwich!
This grilled cheese is jam-packed with herby flavor. The aioli manages to bring all of the flavors together by adding that peppery edge the sandwich is craving. The swan song of this grilled cheese is definitely the cheese-with each bite you get a mouthful of complex flavor. From the creamy texture to the notes of nuttiness and a slight hint of sweet, this grilled cheese is unlike any you have made before.
Irish Grilled Cheese with Beer Aioli
- 1 small white onion
- Oil or butter for sauteing the onions
- 4 Tbsp. softened butter (1/2 stick)
- 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
- 2 Tbsp. chopped chives
- 2 small baguettes, sliced open
- 4-5 ounces sliced Irish cheddar cheese
- Garlic powder
- Optional: Beer Aioli
- Set your oven to 350°F.
- Chop the onion and sautee with a bit of oil and butter while you prep the grilled cheese.
- In a bowl, mash together the softened butter with the parsley and chives until smooth; mix in a pinch of garlic powder for some added flavor, if you wish.
- Use the butter mixture to spread across the inside of the baguettes
- Layer the sliced Irish cheddar cheese on each baguette and top with the sauteed onions.
- Spread the rest of the herbed butter on the sandwiches and place the sandwichs on a tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Optional: Serve the sandwich with beer aioli