For years, Mal and I have been obsessed with recreating The Red Onion Sandwich from the Red Onion Cafe in Burlington, Vermont. It’s the most delicious sandwich I have ever eaten, and I would easily eat it at least once a week if I could. It’s that good. Seriously.
From what Mal and I remember, the Red Onion Sandwich is made with roasted turkey breast, smoked Gruyere cheese, red onion, sliced Granny Smith apple, bacon, and sun-dried tomato mayo. However, when we visited the Red Onion Cafe website today, the ingredients of the sandwich were different. It seems that we were mistaken about the type of cheese. The original sandwich actually has Vermont Smoked Maple Cheddar, not Gruyere. Even still, I love Gruyere on this sandwich. Definitely a good mistake by us!
The Red Onion Cafe offers all sorts of freshly baked breads, but I think the Honey Oat is the best option for the Red Onion Sandwich.
And, of course, you must toast it. The cheese gets all melty and sort of “holds” the sandwich together, so you get all of the delicious flavors in one bite. It’s truly the most amazing combination of ingredients ever.
Tonight, Mal and I came pretty close with our recreation of the Red Onion Sandwich, but it’s still not quite right. We haven’t been able to find a good sun-dried tomato mayo. We keep trying to make our own, but it’s never like the original. I guess we’ll just have to visit Burlington again to do some research!
Best sandwich ever!
For dessert, I broke into some chocolate chip cookies from VeggieGirl. Mal and I are doing some damage to these babies!
PJs and movie time! Enjoy your Saturday night, bloggies!