Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Crostini...from www.pinkbasil.com
I normally make caramelized onions with any onion I have on hand, but for this particular recipe I highly recommend using a sweet onion since it helps to contrast the sharp blue cheese.
Makes approx. 10 crostini
1 large sweet onion sliced or chopped (personal preference)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 baguette, sliced and toasted
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
In a large saute pan heat the olive oil on medium-low heat. Add the onions and sprinkle with a dash of salt. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until they have softened and then add the thyme leaves. Cook the onions, stirring often, for another 20-25 minutes or until they have turned brown. Remove from heat.
Spoon the onions over the toasted bread and top with blue cheese crumbles.