There once was a virtuoso who quite strangely ended up mastering the one-liner instead of the violin. As he fiddled on stage playing to his routine, Harry Youngman made a very pertinent remark – “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.”
Have a little too much to drink on a weeknight and you are sure to notice the acerbity of that observation. Hangovers can and will ruin your day. You can choose to put on your shades and sweat it off on your way to work, but that will hardly make you feel any better as the day goes on.
The cure? It’s a tie between breakfast and a shot of bourbon.
How about trying it all together into one neat sandwich?
Heat the oil in a large fry pan and cook the onions along with bourbon, brown sugar, salt and pepper, turning it over frequently till it caramelizes. Stir in a large teaspoon full of butter and set aside. Combine the cheeses in a bowl and split it into four equal portions, pressing each into a patty about the size of the bread slices. Spread a quarter of the fried onion mixture on to four slices of bread, top with the cheese patty, and cover with the remaining slices. Butter the outside surface of each sandwich, and set them on a hot skillet, turning and cooking each side for about two minutes till its crispy golden brown, and the cheese begins to ooze out. Slice diagonally and serve with fried eggs, sunny side up or lightly seasoned French fries.
What holds true for hot dogs and the US, tacos and Mexico, shashliks and Central Europe and shawa
If bourbon reminds you of the Wild West and dusty bars, then there’s a reason for it.