Caramelized Onion Crostini
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
This is so new to me. Looks terribly tempting 🙂
This would make a perfect entry to the Ovarian Cancer event over at Proud Italian Cook!!!
I made some a little similar a few months back, but instead I used manchego cheese.
Looks really good!! Definitely perfect for any party.
Yes yes yes, I love this appetiser! Great combination of flavours and textures!
Pam, your making my mouth water, I can imagine the amazing flavors of this appetizer! I'm so glad you are enjoying the cook book 🙂
gosh that looks good !
came over from your comment on cathys blog. you've got mouthwatering recipes and a nice blog. I love caramelized onions.
Holy Cow! I betcha that was some kinda good.
You know I have never intentionally tasted an anchovy. LOL!
That's real Yummy Delite!
LOVE caramelized onions.
Love caramelized onions and don't seem them used very often. And with Asiago? And Bread? Yum. This looks fantastic. I keep reading about Tyler Florence's books – must check him out!
How I would've loved to have been a guest at that party! 🙂
yumyum.. I love anchovies! great appetizer
mmm. caramelized onions make the short list of foods i could not live without! yum!!!
Good lord, I need to stop reading food blogs first thing in the morning when I havent had breakfast yet. My stomach just growled. These look delicious.
Mmmmm, love this combination of flavors and textures. I could make a meal of these little appys.
Cute little appetizers are so much fun! Sadly, I never have left over bread sufficient to let me try any of your ideas.
Yum, i would not be able to stop myself with these. Wanna make something for my birthday?
mmm these sound like a perfect appetizer!
I love crostini and the flavors here sound yum!
Dear lord these look good! Amazing as always Pam!
NOW I KNOW what I am making for the Halloween cocktail party I just got invited to. FABulous, Pam!! LOVE how these both look and sound!
They look terrific but not so sure about the onions. My children really like 'em but I'm still on the fence. 🙂
I love all those flavors, what a perfect bite!
mmm, hooray for caramelized onion ANYTHING! this is a great little appetizer–the decorative olive on top really completes the creation!
Terrific appetizer. Looks just delicious.
What a terrific unique appetizer! I definitely will give them a try. Thanks…
I've had my eye on this recipe too, yours look totally amazing.
Girl, that looks soo yummy, I cannot wait to try it!
Mmm, mmm, good! I love stuff like this, and with the holiday season around the corner, this is one that will please the crowds!
what a fun appetizer, i really want to try this!
What a terrific appetizer! I want to have a party right now so I can make these!
Oh they're stunning alright but they'd be even better IN MY TUMMY 🙂
I have that book! Totally love it!
I have made this and I love it!!!
Hola!!! me encanta tu blog, tienes recetas muy buenas y me vera por aqui vale? besos!!!
Have nominated your for the Kreativ blogger award…
Love trying out the recipes…
The crostini look and sound delicious. They are going on my "must make" list!
I bet the favlors and teztures were just amazing
Shhhhh. Don't tell Tyler, but I think yours looks prettier than his does!
Pam, these really look amazing. I can't wait to give these a try.
Great flavors going on here!
Anything with caramelized onions on it is right up my alley!
I love all and any crostini.
This is a nice combo, especially w/ my beloved anchovies.
I have to buy Tyler's book, I do like him a lot!
Great I found a new appetizer recipe, now I can serve my guest something new next time.