Caramelized shallots make a great topping for pizza, brie en croute (like Angela’s post minus the apples), pasta, and so many other things. Its really easy to do:
Slice the shallots into thin circles starting from the root. Melt about a tbsn of butter in a pan and add the shallots. Saute until they become clear. Add a pinch or two of sugar to the shallots and continue to saute until they become brown and a bit sticky. That’s it!
As for the pizza, I used dough from Publix. I used a bit of non-stick spray on the pizza sheet and then dusted the sheet with ground flax seed instead of cornmeal. I like the crunch it adds to the crust. I topped the pizza with caramelized shallots, sautéed spinach, and tomatoes, and finally, some Nettle’s Sausage. The shallots gave it a great smoky taste while the Nettle’s added a bit of spice.
Nettle’s is a brand of sausage made in Lake City. If you haven’t tried it, you must. Its available at Ward’s in Gainesville.