So so so excited today! This is probably my last month with the Secret Recipe Club, and I’m so excited that I was assigned to Desi’s blog, Steak ‘n Potatoes Kinda Gurl! I actually “met” Desi through being in Group C of the Secret Recipe Club, and have been following her since she joined. Very happy to be assigned to someone I know and love for my last hurrah!
For those who may have missed or never understood my monthly Secret Recipe Club posts, here’s the premise. You are assigned to a participating blog each month, but no one knows who’s assigned to who. It’s a secret! You secretly
stalk browse your assigned blog and pick a recipe, make it, photograph it, and post it on reveal day. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed, I think because it’s kind of like Christmas each month with a big surprise on reveal day. If this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, click here to find out how to join.
Now let’s talk gooey cheese. Since April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and I’ve been meaning to make this recipe since Desi posted it during last year’s Grilled Cheese Month, there really wasn’t any question as to which one I’d choose from her blog. I had to have this sandwich!
It was well worth the wait. Totally crazy delicious. I couldn’t find maple turkey, so I had to add in some maple flavor a different way. I was a little scared I might have ruined it, but Dennis and I both loved it! Delicious smoked turkey, sweet grilled onions, and melty Gouda cheese packed between two slices of multigrain buttery, crunchy, toasty bread make for quite the delicious sandwich. Thank you, Desi, for creating this masterpiece and thus giving me an opportunity enjoy it and spread the gooey gouda love a little further through my own blog. Love ya girl!
Also, a huge THANK YOU and shout out to our SRC leader, April Tuell, and our hostesses (especially Debbi Smith, my hostess!), and all the volunteers that keep it running. And of course, to all my group C bloggers (OK, and group A too, I enjoyed my short time with you guys as well!)! It has been a beautiful, wonderful ride and I wouldn’t trade my time in the SRC for anything. Love you guys! But I won’t miss you because I’ll still be stalking you forever! >:)
Turkey and Onion Grilled Cheese
1 small red onion, halved and sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
4 slices of multigrain bread
3 tbsp or so of softened butter
4 slices (or more) of quality deli turkey (I used Applewood Smoked Turkey)
4 slices of gouda cheese
In a medium skillet, add 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the sliced red onion and saute until softened and golden brown. Remove to a small bowl and stir in the maple syrup if desired.
Spread the bread slices with 3 tablespoons softened butter. In a large skillet on medium-low, add the bread slices. If you have a large enough skillet, you can add two slices of bread at once. If not, you will need to make one sandwich at a time. Top one slice of bread with 2 slices of gouda. Then add 2 slices of turkey, then some sauteed red onions. Top with the other slice of bread, buttering the outside before you place it on top. Cook until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side. Repeat with second sandwich.
*Yields 2 sandwiches
Recipe source: adapted from SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl.