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Browned Butter Grilled Cheese

Browned Butter Grilled Cheese and Onion Ring Sandwich

This browned butter grilled cheese with crispy onion rings (inside the sandwich) is grilled cheese bliss.
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  • Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat. 
  • If the skillet is large enough to lay out 4 slices of bread, add half of the butter to the skillet.
    If the skillet is just large enough for 2 slices of bread at a time, use about a quarter of the butter (a little less than a tablespoon). 
  • Let the butter melt. Watching it closely, stir the butter until it starts to turn a golden color. 
  • As soon as it turns a golden color lay each piece of bread in the skillet. Move the slices around to absorb all of the butter in the pan. 
  • Let cook until the bottom sides of the bread are toasted. Then transfer the toasted bread from the pan onto a plate for a moment.
  • Add the remaining butter if the skillet is large enough for 4 slices of bread. If cooking two at a time, add about another tablespoon of butter to the pan.  
  • Stir the butter as it's melting until it turns a golden color.
  • Next, put the slices of bread back into the pan with the toasted sides up. 
  • Add the cheese to each toasted side of the bread. Add the onion rings on top of the cheese (optional). 
  • When the bottom sides of the bread are lightly browned, make a sandwich out of the slices of bread and cheese. 
  • Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat off while the cheese melts. 
  • When the cheese is completely melted, cut in half and serve right away.