People stand around this dish and cannot stop eating it. I promise you, no leftovers! The sweetness of the Vidalia onions and the twang from the seasoning and the creaminess of the Gruyere cheese makes this recipe a sure winner!
1Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 2-quart dish with cooking spray (Pam)
2Over medium heat, heat a large skillet. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter to the pan and melt. Add the Vidalia onions and slowly cook until caramelized, about 10 miminutes or so. Add the garlic and cook for about one minute more.
3Coarsely chop the caramelzed sliced onion and garlic mixture. In a mixing bowl, stir together the caramelized onion and garlic mixture, grated cheese, mayonnaise, BBQ seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste. Pour into prepared dish.
4Melt the remaining Tablespoon of butter and mix with the Panko. Sprinkle over the dish.
5Bake for 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before you serve. Enjoy!!
Caramelized onions add a great sweet and savory note to all sorts of dishes, from dips and salads to omelets and pizzas, and they're a must for good French onion soup.The only difficult thing about making them is the wait, but you can't rush deep golden-brown perfection.