Caramelised Onion Bruschetta

I like to use onions in some of my recipes for flavour, but neither of the boys are keen on onion and tend to pick the pieces out. So I was quite surprised recently when eating out at Zizzi to see that son1 couldn’t seem to get enough of the caramelised onion bruschetta that was supposed to be my starter.

Was it the sweetness? Did he not realise it was onion? Anyhow I thought I would create my own version at home and see how it went down.

caramelised onion bruschetta

Caramelised Onion Bruschetta

Ingredients (serves 2 as a starter)

2 slices of crusty white bread
1 large onion
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp brown sugar
30g grated cheese
salt and pepper


Peel and chop the onion.
Gently heat oil and butter in a small frying pan.
Add the onion and sugar.
Stir-fry for about 15 minutes until soft and brown.
Meanwhile cut bread into slices and preheat grill.
Heap the caramelised onion onto the bread.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Season with salt and pepper.
Cook under grill for 1-2 minutes until cheese melts.
Serve and enjoy.

caramelised onion bruschetta

This recipe got the thumbs up. I’d love to hear what dishes your kids have surprised you by eating?

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