I’m capping off this rather carb heavy week with a grilled focaccia bread that will make your heart sing!
It really just might. It’s THAT good.
May not be much to look at but this bread baby is deceiving. The flavor level is off the charts.
Okay so you know how sometimes, you make a classic or rather traditional recipe, and it’s so easy and so… REGULAR, but just tastes incredible? Sort of like when you make a tomato basil salad in the summer and it’s seasoned to perfection, with excellent olive oil and a great balsamic and it tastes SO good? But it’s really only five or so ingredients?
That’s what this recipe is like. That’s what it reminds me of.
It’s easy. Fairly classic. Common. Kind of even boring if you ask me.
BUT TASTES LIKE HEAVEN.
The key is allowing the onions to caramelize forever. Really, FOR-EV-ERRR, sandlot style.
Like for at least an hour, but more like two or three if you can. And not adding any additional sugar – let them do their thing and get super caramely and golden.
Throwing the focaccia on the grill makes it a little more pizza-like than usual. One of the reasons I love focaccia is because of the crunchy edges (you know what I mean, right?) from all of that olive oil. You do lose a little bit of that with this method, obviously, since we’re grilling it free-form.
But the copious amounts of garlic butter and fresh herbs more than make up for it. Of course, you could stop there and just do all garlic butter, a sprinkle of herbs and a toss of flaked salt.
Speaking of, if you haven’t grilled pizza (or other dough) before, it might take a few times to really get the hang of this. You have to work quickly in transferring your dough from a floured pizza peel to the grill before it starts to stick. Practice (aka, making this a bunch of times, yum) makes perfect.
Adding on the caramelized onions on top of the grilled focaccia takes it to another level.
Truly another level.
I like to serve this as a side dish – it’s perfect with a big spring or summer meal. A hearty salad, maybe some roasted vegetables, grilled shrimp or chicken, making a bean salad too. But if I’m being real… I want to eat this and only this. Only! With a chilled glass of rosé. Maybe some Southern Charm on in the background.
It’s seriously everything.
Caramelized Onion Grilled Focaccia Bread
I mean, that golden, caramely flavor though!
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