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Brie with Caramelized Onions

This is the most amazing and simplest thing to put together for any occasion.  I saw it originally on pinterest (another site I’ve recently become addicting to!) and had to make it.  It’s very simple.  And I saw this at exactly the right time, because I just happened to have a whole wheel of brie in my fridge (another silly Costco purchase haha!).

Preheat the oven to 350.  Slice a red onion in thin strips.  Melt butter in a skillet over low to medium heat and add the onion.  Cook the oven, stirring periodically until the onions are nice and dark.  Place the brie in an oven safe dish (I know that it’s supposed to be fine to cook/ eat the rind, but that creeps me out, so I cut the whole rind off before putting it in the dish) and top with the caramelized onions.  Cook for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melty and bubbly.

Enjoy with crackers or baguette slices.

 

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Crispy Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Did you ever see the episode of Will & Grace when Will made a dinner of just appetizers for his dad, because he always said he could make a whole meal out of apps?!  I feel like that on a regular basis!  I love being able to have small bites of a variety of deliciousness.  So, that is just what my friend and I decided to do the other night!  (one of the best parts about being a “grown up”!)  We did these crispy roasted potato slices with blue cheese and caramelized onions and stuffed jalapenos (that recipe will be posted soon, too!) and also had some Tastefully Simple taco cheese ball.  Yummmm!

This could easily served as an appetizer or as a rich delicious side dish.

 

Figure on about 2 potatoes per person, sliced in about 1/4″ slices (oh and I used pretty small potatoes, if you are using big guys, figure on 1/2 or 1 per person)

Blue Cheese (this will again vary depending on how many you are serving, but you’ll want enough to give a nice layer over the potatoes)

1 medium to large onion

 

Set the over to 400 degrees and place baking sheet in the oven.  I made these twice and used this trick the second time and it helped to get them even crispier!  Slice the potatoes.  Get the baking sheet out of the oven WITH AN OVEN MIT!!  Layer the potatoes and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Using tongs or a spatula, make sure they all get coated.  Flip them to coat on both sides.  Salt and pepper lightly.  Place back in the oven for about 20 minutes.  Mean while slice your onions and put in the skillet over a low to medium heat.  Melt a pad of butter in the skillet and add the onions.  You don’t want to rush this.  Let them hang out and stir occasionally while letting them get nice and golden.  I’ve heard to add some sugar to give them a nice sweet, caramelized flavor.  But, I like them fine without.  You want them to really wilt down and turn golden to dark brown.

After 20 minutes, flip the potatoes.  Place them back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes.

When they are beautifully golden and roasted, take them out and arrange them very closely together leaving as little room in between slice as possible.  Sprinkle with the blue cheese and return to the oven to melt the cheese slightly.  It will only take a couple of minutes to do this.  When the cheese is oozy and melty, take out of the oven and add the onions.  Serve while they are still nice and warm and melty!  This combo is pretty rich, but I’m sure you will really enjoy them!

 

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