Caramelized Onion Baguette with Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Last Modified: 10/17/07
First Published: 05/23/07
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This is a wonderfully flavorful and tasty appetizer, snack or light meal. It is very simple, yet really delicious. Sweet caramelized onions, butter, anchovies, cheese: the combination is superb.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 4 tablespoons, softened, for brushing the bread
  • 3 onions, sliced
    cheese and onion bread
  • 3 to 4 anchovy halves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • 1/3 cup pitted Nicoise olives
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano


Start with sauteing the onions in the butter until golden brown. Add the anchovies, thyme, salt and pepper.

Cut the baguette lengh twise and brush the sides with the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter.

When the onions are cooked, divide them on top of the bread halves. Top with olives and drizzle with some olive oil.

Bake the bread in a 400 F degree oven for about 15 minutes. Once the bread is out of the oven, apply a generous amount of Parmesan cheese and cut in small pieces. Serve immediately.