Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pork Rib Crostinis Topped with Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Who does not like crostinis?  They are crunchy and full of delicious goodness.  Top it with whatever leftover meat you might have and caramelized onions and you are in heaven.

Caramelized onions take about 30 minutes to slow cook over the stove and entails some watching over.  I resorted to using my slow cooker and just dump the onions and forgetting them. At the end you have oodles of caramelized onions one can use for a lot of recipes including this crostini which uses leftover pork ribs which in this case are the Korean Pork Ribs I prepared recently.  You can also use beef leftovers you might have.

The spread I used is the perfect complement to the sweetness of both the ribs and onions plus the drizzle of maple syrup.  It is just a combination of mayonnaise and horseradish sauce.  I have to confess I just ate and ate the crostinis I prepared for the photo shoot.  Can't help it.  They were addictive.  Have plenty of these for your party as the appetizer.  So good.

Pork Rib Crostini Topped with Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

  • 12 pieces baguette
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup horseradish sauce
  • 2 cups sliced leftover pork ribs (see this recipe for Korean Pork Ribs)
  • 1 cup caramelized onions (see recipe)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)
  • cilantro (optional)

Rub the garlic clove on top of each baguette and drizzle olive oil on top.  Bake at 375 degree oven for 3-5 minutes.  Flip and bake for another 1 minute.  Watch the baguette.

Mix the mayonnaise and horseradish sauce in a small bowl.  Spread the mixture on each of the baked baguette.  Top with a piece of the pork ribs and caramelized onions. Drizzle with maple syrup on top if you wish. You can also top the crostini with cilantro if you like.

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

  • 3 lb onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce, optional
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, optional
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, optional
Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker.  Cook for 8 hours at low or 4 hours at high setting.  I cooked mine in an Aroma Brand rice cooker/slow cooker for 2 hours at slow cooker setting.

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