Saturday, January 1, 2011

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onion Gratin

Slow cookers are great to use...esp. in the summer so they don't heat up your kitchen. 
6 onions, thinly sliced, vertical (Valdalia if you have them)

3 tbsp melted butter

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 cup fresh bread crumbs

½ cup shredded Swiss cheese

1. In the slow cooker, combine onions and 2 tbsp butter and stir well.

2. Place a clean towel folded in half  across the top of the crock before you place the cover on - this is done to absorb moisture. Cook on low for 6 hours.

3. Add paprika, salt, and pepper and combine. Preheat broiler to 500 degrees.

4. Add in bread crumbs and 1/2 of the cheese. Drizzle with remaining butter and transfer to a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and broil until it becomes melty.