Canapes of Spanish Quesco Cheese with Carmelized Onion

By Jackie DeKnock  ,

November 26, 2015

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1 brioche-type loaf of bread

1 smoked Liébana Quesuco cheese (or Mahón,Tetilla or San Simón or Manchego as a substitute)

Caramelized onion:

1 lb 2 oz onions

4 tablespoons brown sugar

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Sea Salt


Caramelized onions: Finely slice the peeled onions and place in a pan with the sugar, vinegar, oil and salt.

Simmer until all liquid has evaporated and the onions are beginning to caramelize (don’t allow onions to over-cook).

Slice the bread into medium-sized slices, trim any rind off the cheese and cut it into wedges.

Place one wedge of cheese on each slice of bread then top with a spoonful of caramelized onion.

Place the canapés in a hot oven 360 degrees F for 5 minutes to quickly melt the cheese. Serve hot, direct from the oven.

Buen provecho!

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