Sunday, 28 August 2011

Onion Toast - A Random Recipe

... time marches on and I really thought I would be proudly showing off my new kitchen to you all this weekend but alas it's not to be so... good news is that the main body of the kitchen is finished and painted which means the carpenter has finally been able to get started to put it all back together... my fabulous oven has been delivered and it's all very very exciting... it's these last few days that are simply too much to bare... I feel like a child on Christmas morning!

... and I held out and held out to make my random recipe because I so wanted to make it in the new oven...

... my cookbooks are scattered all over the house and I didn't really know how to pick a random book so I pulled the number 27 out of a hat and then walked around the house counting books... and number 27 is the excellent Great British Grub by Brian Turner... a collection of the nation's favourite dishes... its a celebration of British food from traditional Bacon and Egg Pie to the more unusual Beef Cecil's and I love it, so i'm very happy to have picked it... and my Random Recipe is Onion Toast, a little sophisticated twist on the traditional Welsh Rarebit.

Onion Toast
I really love this little recipe as it could easily be made for a quick light supper if you made your onions in advance and keep them in a fridge... or you could use an onion marmalade to really speed things up...

8oz medium onion -finely sliced
1tsp olive oil
3oz butter
2 slices of any yummy crusty bread
6 slices mature cheese, I used cheddar but the recipe recommends Lancashire or Wensleydale
1 tbsp mustard (of your choice... I used whole grain)

- gently heat the oil and butter in a pan and saute the onions until golden brown - this should take a slow 20 minutes

- toast the bread and spread some mustard onto one side of the cheese slices.

- place the cooked onions onto the toast, layer the cheese on top and bake in a hot oven until nice and melty

so simple, so so tasty, if a little 'burn the roof of my mouth off 'cos I ate it too quickly!'

oh and one last little thing... you are now officially reading a published food writer... if you get a chance to visit Lincolnshire this September, don't forget to pick up a copy of Lincolnshire Life Magazine...

eat and of course, enjoy!



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