Don’t you love it when you make something by accident that turns out to fantastic! I know I do.
When I was making French Onion Soup I realized that I added too much butter/oil to my onions after they started to reduce. I didn’t want to pour it out so I just let the onions cook away thinking that it would just cook off but I was wrong. It just sat at the bottom of my pot bubbling, taunting me and ridiculing my cooking abilities. After a while I spooned out as much as I could and poured it in a bowl with the hopes that it would be a yummy infusion from the garlic, onions and shallots.
I was right!! I threw in a bunch of herbs and this mistake turned into a wonderful appetizer. Using this herbed, onion infused oil as a bread dipper was the perfect thing to start out the evening. It was deliciously sweet and with the addition of herbs there was this flavour explosion that almost made me want to lick the bowl. I can’t wait to try this, on purpose, for a bread dipper in the future.