Here’s another favorite hors d’oeuvre / snack recipe in the Freeman household! Jonathan and I are absolute suckers for caramelized onions, and this recipe takes onion caramelization to an extreme and deliciously decadent level.
The creamy goat cheese topping adds a certain delicious element to the grenadine sweetened onion rings, and you can have fun trying different ratios of cheese crumble to onion pieces.
It’s easy to put together (we were out pulling weeds in the garden while it simmered on the stove!) and once it’s finished, it’s a snap to put together into yummy bite sized pieces. It’s one of those snacks that goes FAST, so if you are making it for a party, I’d seriously consider doubling (or even tripling) the recipe.
You Will Need:
¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of black pepper
2 pounds of onion rings, thinly sliced
1 cup of dry red wine
6 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of grenadine
Goat cheese, crumbled
Crackers or toasted baguette slices
How to Make:
1. In a large saute pan, heat oil on medium-high.
2. Add sugar, salt, pepper and onions. Cook covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add wine, vinegar and grenadine. Cook for an additional 30 minutes, or until the onions are caramelized and sauce is thick.
4. Top crackers or toasted baguette slices with caramelized onions and crumbled goat cheese, and enjoy!