Onion Panade with Fennel and Pancetta
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"This delicious classic rustic French dish is, in short, onion soup without the broth. I've bumped up the flavor with fennel and pancetta. Make this on a cold winter evening and you'll be a happy cat."
-- @petersom
Recipe

Details

Prep time 20mins
Cook time 1hr 25mins
Serves or Makes: 8-10

Recipe

  • 1/ 3 cup diced small pancetta
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 large yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 1 bulb fennel, sliced thinly
  • 1 sourdough boule, sliced
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/ 8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/ 3 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup grated pecorino