I made this appetizer for a friend’s birthday party along with the Caprese Skewers. I found this recipe in my new favorite cookbook, Tyler’s Ultimate by Tyler Florence (thank you, Jason). I adapted the recipe a bit by reducing the butter and anchovy amounts and by slicing the baguette. The combination of caramelized onions, salty anchovies, and Asiago with the tangy olive was amazing! The colors of this appetizer may not be visually stunning but the flavors are. This crostini was a huge hit with everyone at the party and they disappeared quickly. I will be making this appetizer over and over again.
Caramelized Onion Crostini:
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 onions, sliced
- 6 anchovy fillets, chopped
- 1 tsp thyme
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 1 baguette, sliced
- 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced in half
- Asiago cheese, shaved
How to Make Caramelized Onion Crostini
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, anchovies, thyme, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are sweet and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
While the onions are cooking, slice the baguette, then coat each slice with a bit of olive oil cooking spray. Place in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
Top each baguette slice with a bit of caramelized onions, some shaved Asiago, and an olive. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net