Baked Goat Cheese With Roasted Garlic And Caramelized Onions2013-06-20
- Servings : 6
- 6 cloves elephant garlic or 12 regular cloves of garlic, peeled
- 1 Tbs vegetable oil
- 2 Tbs butter
- 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbs golden brown sugar, packed
- 10 oz soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
- 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
- baguette slices
Preheat oven to 350F Arrange garlic cloves in glass baking dish. Drizzle with vegetable oil. Cover and bake until garlic is very tender, about 40 minutes for elephant garlic or 30 minutes for regular garlic. Transfer garlic to rack and cool.
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. Add brown sugar, stir until melted. Remove from heat and cool. Arrange onion mixture on bottom of an 8X8 inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over. Arrange roasted garlic on top of cheese.
(can be made a day ahead to this point, cover and chill.)
Preheat oven to 350F. Bake garlic mixture until cheese melts but mixture is not bubbling, about 25 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar, stir until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer mixture to medium bowl, sprinkle with basil. Serve warm or at room temperature with baguette slices