French Onion Flatbread
Calling this a flatbread is a bit of misnomer since a flatbread, technically speaking, is unleavened but I hesitate to call it a pizza since it’s not really that either. Whatever it’s called I think you’ll find it a delicious revelation. My daughter tasted it and said “this tastes like solid french onion soup“. She was right, all that’s missing is the broth. Mounds of carmelized onions and grated Gruyère topped an amazing store-bought pizza dough, baked for only a short time turned out this treat I’m sure to make over and over. It would be great as an appetizer, a savory side to a big salad or as a main dish. Make your own dough or take the easy route like I did and find a good quality pre-made dough at the market.
French Onion Flatbread/Pizza
1 recipe pizza dough or one package store-bought dough
1 Tbsp flour or semolina
2 large white or yellow onions, halved and sliced
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
1 cup grated Gruyère cheese
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. If using a bread or pizza stone, place in cold oven allowing to heat slowing while you prep the ingredients as follows.
Melt butter in large sauté pan. Add onions and sugar. Over medium to high heat cook until carmelized, stirring to prevent from burning. Set aside.
Gently roll dough in flour and stretch gently into desired shape. Transfer to hot stone or baking sheet. Cover with carmelized onions and grated cheese. Return to oven and bake until cheese is browned and bubbly. Remove to cutting board and cut into squares.
Halve and slice white or yellow onions
Carmelize onion in butter with a bit of sugar until browned or carmelized
Gently stretch floured dough to desired shape
Cover with carmelized onions
and grated Gruyère just like when making french onion soup, thus the name
Bake at 500 degrees until cheese is bubbly and browned