Everyone needs a few stand-by recipes for those times of emergency. Like when the in-law's drop by!
This is one of mine.
This could not be a better stand-by vegetarian recipe. First, the main ingredient is onions. Any who does not have onions in the house. And second, these work equally well as a very pretty side dish or as an amazing topping for a sandwich.
And, third, it takes no time and less skill to make!
I last used this recipe for one of my practical exams at culinary school. It was very well received, indeed!
Recipe for Savory French Spanish Onion Relish
Peel and quarter two or three Spanish onions (these are the big red ones) and put them into a saucepan with a lid. Add about two ounces of butter, a teaspoon each of minced, fresh thyme and rosemary, and a teaspoon of dried lavender. Put the lid on, put it on a medium heat, and stir every five minutes or so. Give it at least twenty minutes. You’ll know it is ready when the onions are soft and have significantly caramelized (look for that deep brown color). Add salt and pepper to taste and serve as a side or even on a sandwich.