Red Onion and Cheese Galettes

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These are easy to produce, look fabulous on the plate and just melt in your mouth. They make a light meal suitable for a lunch or as a separate course at a dinner party or more formal occasion. And before anyone writes, yes I made only 3 instead of 4, using the same quantities of ingredients. It was just that I was cooking for 3 people not 4, and I did not want any leftovers.

Serves 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes.        Cooking Time: 45 minutes.

Ingredients

10ml/1 desertspoon Olive oil

10gm/1oz/1 desertspoon Butter

330gm/11oz/2 cups Red onions, finely chopped

5ml/1 teaspoon Sugar

Salt and Pepper, freshly ground

250gm/8oz Ready-rolled Puff Pastry *( see separate recipe for easy make puff pastry)

120gm/5oz/ Strong Cheese (Cheddar)

15gm/ 1/2oz/ Fresh Thyme or equivalent dried Thyme.

Method
Heat oil and butter in a saucepan, and then add the finely chopped onion, and the sugar. Season and then with the lid on cook gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Lay out the pastry on a floured surface and cut into 4 equal rectangular portions. Position them on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, draw a line around the edge of each portion, forming a 1cm/1/2inch border.

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Divide the cooked onions between the portions, leaving the border clear. Sprinkle the thyme on top of the onion and then repeat with the cheese.

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Brush the borders with beaten egg or milk and then bake in a preheated oven set at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 5/moderate hot, for 15 minutes.

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Serve immediately or cold, with either some green vegetable and boiled potatoes or salad.

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2 Comments

Filed under ALL Recipes, All Year, Cheese, Main Meal, Pastry, Recipes, Side Dishes, Student Food, Vegetables

2 responses to “Red Onion and Cheese Galettes

  1. Léonie

    These are going straight on my favourites list! Easy and yummy!

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