Monday, January 12, 2009
This is a food craving that comes from the depths of my soul. I know it sounds strange, but really, eating this dish is innate to me, and lately, I've had the feeling that I want to eat it all the time. The peppers and onions really do "melt," and what is left after a long cooking is delicious and silky and golden. It's as simple as can be, making it the essence of comfort food, and it's brainless to make, although it takes a long time, so you don't get immediate gratification. By the time it is ready, you are really wanting to eat it.
It's not much of a recipe. Slice yellow onions and bell peppers thinly and cook in olive oil over low heat for a long time, over an hour, until the onions have caramelized and the peppers no longer have a crunch to them. I like to add a pinch of salt and a splash of balsamic vinegar as well.
When it is (finally!) done, eat as is, on toast, as a side dish, with eggs, however you might like. The peppers and onions cook down a lot, and it's easy to eat a lot, so make a lot at the start and have leftovers!