|ONION BISCUITS FILLED SANDWICH STYLE--THESE ARE DELICIOUS!|
Dorie's onion biscuits are full of flavor and complement other savory foods wonderfully.
Hubby and I arrived home tonight, Thursday evening about 8:00 and Hubby was starved. "What's to eat?" he asked as he stuck his head in the fridge and scowled.
"I'm making you something...something French," I answered. I knew I needed to make the onion biscuits and somehow turn them into a quick meal. I had originally planned to make breakfast sandwiches with them, filling them with bacon or sausage and eggs, but that did not suit me tonight. "Just give me 30 minutes." And that's all it took.
|HOT OUT OF THE OVEN|
I finely diced a small onion which was sauteed in a little butter until it became clear. While the onion cooked, I layered bacon slices between paper towels which were put into the microwave. I let them cook until they were crispy. While those two ingredients cooked I put all the dry ingredients into my food processor and pulsed them a couple of times to mix, and then I added the cold, chopped butter and pulsed a couple more times. (I figured this method would be quicker and it worked well.) Next, I dumped this mixture into a large bowl, sprinkled in the onions and added the cold milk, mixed everything with a fork just until barely combined . Then, as Dorie suggests, I kneaded the dough a couple of times to get all the flour from the bottom of the bowl.
|2" AND 1" BISCUITS--SEE THE YUMMY ONION PIECES FLAVORING THESE BISCUITS|
The dough was crumbly, as it should be for biscuits, but it rolled out easily. I used both 2" and 1" cutters just for fun.
While the biscuits baked (14 minutes) I sliced a tomato, some Monterey Jack cheese, an avocado, and decided not to use my wilted lettuce. I thought about mayo or mustard, but wanted to enjoy the biscuit flavor; the dressings/spreads were not missed.
The one inch size would be perfect for mini appetizers, the 2" made lovely late-dinner sandwiches.
|I WANTED TO SHOW THE INSIDE OF A SLICED BISCUIT...FLAKY AND LIGHT|
I put several sandwiches together, clicked a couple of pics, gave Hubby a plate of food, and he loved it, I mean he really loved it (of course, he was eating bacon!). He told me 4 or 5 times that they were really good. I thought so too. The onion biscuits were subtly sweet with the caramelized onions which gave a delicious flavor to these biscuits, which otherwise would have been ordinary in flavor. But they were extraordinary in texture and were very light.
And 30 minutes was all it took to get Hubby his French dinner. Not bad. I played with the 1"size, just adding a small piece of cheese, and they were also good...the cheese melted into the warm biscuits making them simple yet delicious. I thought about sticking a toothpick into the top with a olive or a pickle or something fancy...but I had promised only 30 minutes.
|MANY FILLINGS WOULD BE DELICIOUS IN THESE BISCUITS... A SIMPLE PIECE OF CHEESE WAS TASTY|
And there are leftovers for Hubby's breakfast...he can made himself a great eggy sandwich in the morning. Loved this recipe. The simple foods are often the best.
It will be fun to read your posts tomorrow and see how you all used these onion biscuits.