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Let me introduce you to my new addiction, the onion loaf. It’s absolutely delicious! Don’t take my word for it, make your own and just eat it. Let me warn you this cheesy onion loaf is a little like a bag of salty potato chips, you can’t just eat one! When you make it you’re going to think it’s huge and wonder how anyone will finish it. Then you’ll pull a piece of the gooey, cheesy, warm bread and instantly know how… Buon Appetito!As a side note, this may be one of my worst food photos. I think it’s because I was so anxious to devour it that I just quickly took a few snapshots. I assure you it actually looks much better in person, especially with the aroma of warm bread and bubbly cheeses.
- 1 unsliced loaf sourdough bread (Boudin’s is the best if you have one near you)
- 12–16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced (I’ve also used bre’ cheese which is fabulous)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup finely diced green onion
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds (optional)
- pre-heat oven to 350′
Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This will form little squares.
Then place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Insert cheese slices between cuts. Combine melted butter, onion, and poppy seeds. Drizzle over bread evenly. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.
mmmmmm…was so good!
*Side note: This is a great social appetizer. People instantly gather around the table. (I promise nobody will be holding up any walls) Since you just use your fingers to pull a bit of the yumminess off, it makes for a fun and casual experience.