Melty onion toasts

Melty onion toasts

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Make the onion topping for this simple gastropub-style starter up to two days ahead

  • Freezable (Only the onions can be frozen)
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal412
fat25g
saturates15g
carbs32g
sugars9g
fibre0g
protein17g
low insalt1.46g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the butter in a sauté pan, add the onions, then sprinkle over the sugar. Sweat the onions for 20 mins over a medium heat, stirring them occasionally, until sticky and golden. Add the brandy, if using, reduce down to nothing, then season to taste. This onion topping can be made 2 days ahead and kept covered.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Toast the bread, spread the onions over, then top with slices of cheese. The toasts can be made up 1 hr ahead. Place on a baking tray, then bake for 15 mins until bubbling and golden. Serve each piece of toast on a plate with a sprig of dressed watercress next to it.

RECIPE TIPS
TIP

The brandy is optional – don’t buy a bottle especially for the recipe, but if you’ve got some in the cupboard, it’s definitely worth adding just a slug.

CHOOSING YOUR CHEDDAR

Inspired by a dish from Cheltenham's The Royal Well Tavern, this simple starter works best when you use a cheese with bite – a Keen’s or Montgomery cheddar would be perfect

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