Grilled bacon, brie and caramelised onion sandwich
I know it’s strange but I don’t enjoy my bacon crispy, just on the slighter side of cooked and I’m happy – basically, just render the delicious fat and get a bit of colour on the meat and I’m done! So when I found this recipe that incorporates some of my absolute favourite ingredients EVER, I had to add it to my 365 challenge.
Everything you need:
for the caramelised onions
- 3 large onions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
for the sandwich
- 250g bacon, cooked
- 100g sliced brie
- 4-6 slices of your favourite bread
- To caramelise the onions, heat a large frying pan over medium heat then sauté the onions in the oil with a sprinkle of salt. I use just enough oil to start off the process then drain the fat released by the bacon as it ‘s cooking and add it to the onions, thereby given it extra flavour. Put the lid over your pan to slightly steam the onions (sometimes I add a splash of water) then turn the heat up slightly to brown it. This process takes a good 15-20 minutes but it’s completely worth it, letting the the natural sweetness of the onions come out by cooking it slowly. ((I didn’t make the onions as per the source recipe as I used my own method and I certainly don’t see the need to add sugar or vinegar as was called for!))
- While the onions are caramelising, slowly cook the bacon. I never add any oil when I fry bacon, just let the bacon heat up slowly and there will be more than enough fat too cook it in. Give it a blast of high heat after draining off the fat (into the onions) to give it a bit of colour or crisp it up as desired.
- To assemble the sandwich, butter the bread on the outside, then layer the onions, brie and bacon.
- In hot pan or sandwich press grill until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Flavour: It’s BACON! need I say more?
Texture: Crispy, cheesy
Expertise level: Very easy to make, you just need to have patience when making the onions.
Pros: Easy meal to make when you’re not in the mood or don’t have time for anything complicated or fussy.
Is this a repeat recipe? Yes! Yes and YES.
**links to the original recipes can be found on the Pinterest board we’ve created – what you see above is my adapted version**