This dressing "stuffing" will wow your guests. So much flavor, it will end up being a family tradition every year!
I had left overs and the following day cut a large square and topped it with a fried egg. I am not kidding, I make this year round so I can have brunch the following day. Enjoy!
French Onion Dressing
serving size 8
Prep time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook time 55 minutes
1 large sourdough baguette, cubed (stale is best)
4 sweet yellow onions sliced
1 red onion sliced in circles
2 cups Beef stock (can use vegetable stock for vegetarian)
2 tbsp chopped thyme
2 cloves garlic chopped
½ lb Gruyere cheese cubed
Non-stick cooking spray and olive oil
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven 375 degrees F
In large pot add sliced yellow onions, thyme, garlic, salt and beef stock. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for an hour stirring occasionally.
In large pan add a touch of olive oil or non-stick cooking spray and add circle pieces of onion to grill on both sides, pinch of salt on each side, remove and set aside.
Using the same pan that red onions were in add more olive oil to coat pan and add cubed sourdough. Slowly add the onion mixture and stir until incorporated and bread starts soaking in the liquid. Taste to see if you need more salt.
Spray 13 x 9 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and add ½ bread mixture.
Take ½ cheese and spread evenly, top with remaining bread mixture, top with grilled red onion and remainder of cheese.
Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10 until golden
Now what to pair with this meal. I think the most common question I get is what do I serve on our Holiday dinner table?
There are so many flavors going on that you will never have a perfect pairing, but you can have a wine that won't compete with any dish.
I love serving Rose. There are so many style;s and rose varietals, this is what you want to ask your local wine shop. Granache Rose, something fruity, but not sweet and has moderate acidity.. This will deliver some orange, hibiscus and hints of allspice.
The acidity will cut through the richness of this meal, fruity notes will help carry the wine so it doesn't get lost.
If wine isn't your preference, not to worry! Try a Saison, a pale ale that is highly carbonated, and fruity.
What if you are in the mood for cocktails? Try my Elderflower French 75 Cocktail
serving 1 cocktail
time total 5 minutes
1 ounces gin
1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
1/2 ounce lemon juice
4 ounces dry sparkling wine
twist of lemon to garnish
Mix gin, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice. Pour in champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Twist of lemon to garnish. Enjoy!