Monday, May 11, 2009
Yummy Mother's Day Appetizers~
Caramelized Onion and Olive Croustades~
Linda.. shared this recipe a while back..I copied it.. and tried it..made them twice this weekend..Sampled on a friend Saturday night.. Thumbs up..
Redux.. Mother's Day..many thumbs up! Thank you again Linda!
This croustade is a sweet, salty and rich combination of flavors, and is a nice start to any dinner party. It is easy to pick up and eat, no utensils required.
Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Olive Croustade
I used a 2 inch round cookie cutter.. 1.5 sheets of Loblaw's puff pastry.. made over 20..
¼ cup olive oil
1 small clove garlic, thinly sliced
2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 sprigs thyme
fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 sheet frozen puff dough, defrosted and trimmed to 6-inch rounds
½ cup black olives, pitted and halved
freshly grated parmesan
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onion, garlic and thyme. Cook the onion, stirring occasionally until the onions are soft. Reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until well caramelized. Season to taste with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
3. Place the puff dough rounds on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread the caramelized onion, leaving about ½ - inch around the edges. Top the onions with black olives and parmesan. Bake the croustades in the oven about for about 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and puffed.
4. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
Bon Appétit~I LOVE them..too much:)