This recipe calls for just a touch of heat under the broiler. It’s just enough to soften the brie and honeycomb, one of the most splendid food combinations.
Start to finish: 15 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and ground black pepper
4 large whole-wheat English muffins
6 ounces brie, thinly sliced
Heat the oven to broil.
In a medium skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, garlic and thyme, then saute for 5 minutes, or until the onion starts to get tender. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside.
Split each English muffin in half and arrange cut side up on a baking sheet. Set under the broiler just long enough to lightly toast, about 1 minute.
Top each muffin half with a bit of brie, then spoon a bit of the onion mixture over each. Place under the broiler for another minute.
Transfer the halves to serving plates, then top each with a spoonful of honeycomb. Serve immediately.