I struggled with the name of this recipe. There is so much I want you to know about it! In addition to the caramelized onion, fontina, and prosciutto there are chopped dates and a salad of fresh greens. I could not figure out how to make all of those things fit in the title.
I made this for a recent get together with my girlfriends. We all loved it. I look forward to those nights so much. We always have so much to catch up on with each other’s lives. There is never enough time to cover all of the topics. I talked about our planning process in this post. We always have a delicious spread, this night was no different. We all end up hanging around my island and munching on the dishes. By the end of the night it is a bit of a mess but you can tell we enjoyed ourselves!
I absolutely loved this flatbread. It had the perfect combination of sweet and salty. The salad on top adds a brightness that pairs nicely with the rich cheese and prosciutto. I will definitely be making this again.
The Perfect Pairing for this flatbread is great music. Great music is a must at any party, in my opinion. My absolute favorite group right now is Mumford and Sons. I think they are pretty well known, but I feel like I need to promote them to those folks who don’t know them yet. I dare you to listen to them and not tap your toe. When I hear Mumford and Sons I feel like I am in a pub in the Temple Bar district of Dublin. Some of my favorite songs are listed below with YouTube links if you are interested in listening to them before committing to an iTunes purchase.
If you like Mumford and Sons you would probably also like the City and Colour album, Bring Me Your Love. I ran across this group on Pandora and found myself “liking” their songs over and over. They have a great laid back sound that is perfect for background party music. Admittedly, their lyrics are pretty depressing so I suggest just focusing on the melody. That is why it is perfect for background music!
One final favorite is Galway Girl by Mundy and Sharon Shannon. This song was wildly popular when I was in Dublin a few years ago. Just listening to it makes me want to go back to Ireland. I was in Dublin for work and extended a few days to experience Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher. I was ridiculously lucky with the weather at the cliffs (so I am told). Check out that view.
Loved this guy on the streets of Dublin.
Mumford and Sons
Who am I kidding?? The entire album is fantastic.
City and Colour
Caramelized Onion, Fontina, and Prosciutto Flatbread
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing
· 1 Tb butter
· 2 onions, sliced
· 1 Tb sugar
· 3 naan flatbreads or one pre-made pizza crust
· 6 oz fontina cheese, shredded
· ¼ lb prosciutto
· 3 Tb chopped dates
· 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
· 2 Tb fresh lemon juice
· 3 Tb olive oil
· 2 tsp honey
· Salt and pepper, to taste
· 6 cups mixed greens or arugula
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sugar, stir to combine. Allow the onions to caramelize, stirring occasionally, until they are a deep golden brown. Approximately 40 minutes. Set aside. These can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to use.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray both sides of the naan flatbread with cooking spray and place on a cookie sheet. Crisp the naan in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until it starts to brown.
Top the crisped naan with the caramelized onions, shredded fontina cheese, prosciutto, and chopped dates. Return the flatbread to the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the prosciutto is crispy.
While the flatbread is toasting combine the mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk or a fork to combine. Toss the mixed greens in the dressing. Top each flatbread with a generous amount of the dressed greens. Slice and serve.