Bacon, Apple & Caramelized Onion Melts
with Cheddar, Monterey Jack & Roasted Potato Wedges
We all know bacon makes everything better, especially when it comes to sandwiches, but this chef-approved combination of complementary flavors and textures is a game-changer. Layer sourdough bread with smoky bacon, savory-sweet caramelized onion, sharp cheddar cheese, mellow Monterey Jack, and crunchy, tart apple slices. You know the rest of the drill, you master of melts: pan-fry in butter to golden brown perfection and serve alongside a pile of crispy seasoned potato wedges for one satisfying sando.
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(Contains Soy, Wheat)
Monterey Jack Cheese
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• Adjust rack to top position (top and middle positions for 4 servings) and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Slice potatoes into ½-inch-thick wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Halve, core, and thinly slice apple.
• Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss potatoes on one side of sheet with a drizzle of oil, half the Fry Seasoning (all for 4 servings), salt, and pepper. Add bacon* to empty side of sheet. (For 4, divide between two foil-lined sheets; roast potatoes on top rack and bacon on middle rack.) • Roast on top rack until bacon is crispy and cooked through, 15-20 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and transfer bacon to a cutting board. (For 4, leave potatoes roasting.) Return sheet to top rack; roast until potatoes are browned and tender, 5-10 minutes more.
• Meanwhile, heat a large drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and softened, 8-10 minutes. • Add 1 tsp sugar (2 tsp for 4 servings) and a splash of water. Cook, adding more splashes of water as necessary, until onion is caramelized and jammy, 2-3 minutes more. • Reduce heat to low and stir in half the cheddar (you’ll use the rest later) until melted. Remove pan from heat; season with salt and pepper.
• Layer half the sourdough slices with cheesy caramelized onion, bacon, and a few apple slices; top with Monterey Jack and remaining cheddar. • Top with remaining sourdough slices to create sandwiches. • Wash out pan used for onion (you’ll use it again in the next step).
• Melt 1 TBSP butter in pan used for onion over medium heat. Add sandwiches and push around in pan until butter has absorbed. Cook until golden brown and cheese is slightly melted, 4-6 minutes. TIP: It’s OK if some cheese falls out of the sandwiches as they cook; those crispy bits are a tasty snack! • Add another 1 TBSP butter to pan, then flip sandwiches and push around again until butter has absorbed. Cook until golden brown and cheese melts, 4-6 minutes. (For 4 servings, work in batches or use a second large pan, using 1 TBSP butter per side for each batch.) TIP: If you have a heavy-bottomed pan, place on top of the sandwiches as they cook to help the cheese melt and the bread crisp up.
• Halve melts on a diagonal and divide between plates. Serve with potato wedges and any remaining apple slices on the side.
Bacon is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 145°.