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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Sandwiches

Fresh figs, goat cheese, and golden-brown onions on a sandwich -- who knew?

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh goat cheese (3 1/2 ounces), room temperature
  • 8 thick slices country bread
  • 1/2 pound ripe fresh figs (about 8), stemmed and thinly sliced

Cook's Note

The prettiest fresh figs aren't always the tastiest. Perfectly ripe figs, which are plump and tender (but never mushy), are often slightly cracked, with a bit of "honey" forming at the stem. They're highly perishable, so use them right away, or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover; cook until onions are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes more (if skillet begins to darken, add cup water).

  2. Step 2

    Dividing evenly, spread cheese on 4 bread slices. Top with onions and figs; sandwich with remaining bread.

Source
Everyday Food, October 2008

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