I usually don't get to cook dinner during the week (because I work at night), so lunch is my big meal (as it should be). I started out making the meal all about the burger, but then I wanted fries. And then I decided I had to do balsamic caramelized onions instead of regular caramelized onions....
It really was all about the fries though.
I used my regular hamburger recipe but I put some crumbled bleu cheese in and on top of the raw burger. I've been seeing pre-made burgers sold in the meat department of my grocery store already mixed with cheese or with crumbled cheese on top; So, I decided to try it and see what's up.
I put the balsamic onions on the side because I didn't want them to detract from the bleu cheese. The cheese was why I made the meal in the 1st place. And no, that isn't one of my homemade buns. It's a bun left over from...before I bought Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. And I don't remember a time before this book entered my life, so...pffft.
Balsamic Caramelized Vidalia Onions
1/2 lb Vidalia onions, sliced
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp light olive oil
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Italian seasoning
Over high heat, sauté the Vidalia onions in the vinegar, oil, pepper, and seasoning until they are browned. Continue cooking until all of the liquid has evaporated.
For advice on making fries, click here.
- Nikki @ NikSnacks
- I'm an award-winning private chef who writes and talks about my life as a food writer, culinarian, podcast host, and food tour guide, I'm a classical French trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami. I've worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger, catering chef, pastry chef, butcher, baker, and a biscuit-maker.