Caramelized Onion Topping

This topping is a companion to the Majorcan Flat Bread.
We think it would also be delicious as a topping for quiche or frittatas.

 Majorcan Flat Bread
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cups sliced onions (about 6 onions)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or rosemary
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
6  salt-packed anchovies, rinsed, filleted, and each fillet cut in half lengthwise
 freshly ground {black pepper}
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup raisins, plumped in hot water and drained (optional)
In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until golden and reduced in volume by almost half, about 30 minutes. Add the thyme and honey, if using, and cook, stirring often, for about 10 minutes longer to blend the flavors. Remove from the heat and let cool completely before using.

Spread the cooled onions on the prepared crust. Top with the anchovies, and sprinkle with the pepper, pine nuts, and raisins, if using. Bake as directed.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10-15 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Servings: makes enough for 1 11x17 oval bread or 2 9-inch rounds

Recipe By: Joyce Goldstein

From:  Tapas: Sensational Small Plates from Spain
Used with permission of Chronicle Books