Crackers with Glazed Onion and Blue Cheese

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Most of this starter can be prepared a day ahead. Serve it as a starter or mingling food, depending on your mood.

Serve with:
Main course: Chicken and Aubergine skewers with Dukkah and Sallad
Dessert: Warm Mango with Ginger and Honey

Yields one tray of cracker and 6 servings of topping

80 ml sunflower seeds
50 ml linseed
50 ml sesame seeds
50 ml pumpkin seeds
200 ml cornflour
250 ml boiling water
50 ml olive oil
sea salt

3 red onions, peeled and each divided into 8 sections
2 shallots, peeled and each divided into 6 sections
olive oil for frying
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
75 g blue cheese of your choice
sea salt and pepper

1. Start off making the crackers: Heat the oven to 150 degrees. Mix the seeds with cornflour. Add boiling water and olive oil and mix well. Spread out on a baking sheet on a baking tray and make sure to spread it out to make it as thin as possible. Sprinkle sea salt on top. Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
2. Now prepare the glazed onions: Fry the onions in a generous amount of oil in a pan on medium heat for about 15 minutes to soften the onion without burning it. Add the vinegar and sugar, mix and fry for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Until here you can prepare a day ahead.
3. On the day of serving: Heat the oven to 225 degrees. Break the cracker into pieces. Divide onion mixture over the crackers and add pieces of cheese on top of the onion. Gratinate in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve as it is or with a salad.

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