...got a day old baguette?? you should try this... SOOO tasty with a good ribeye and some haricot verts, OR by itself as a meal with a salad... you can use any kind of bread you have on hand, to suit your taste-i also love using croissants for this, it plays well with the sweet onion... mmm, & NO calories ;)
Start by chunking the bread into large cubes... let dry on a cookie sheet for a couple of hours... (you'll end up needing about 8 cups of bread total...)
3 large yellow onions, sliced thin
4 T butter
3 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. parsley
salt and pepper
2 c whole milk
2 cups of a combo of two of the following; shredded fontina, swiss, mozzerella, provolone... any good melting cheese- i like a good 'stinky' fontina with the onions
Saute the onions in the 4T butter on medium heat, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Whisk together the herbs with the milk and eggs, season with salt and pepper.
Combine the 8 cups of reserved bread with the herbed milk mixture. Add the cheeses. Spread into a ceramic casserole dish.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes, covering with foil if the top starts to brown too fast.
Let sit for 10 minutes before serving...