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Prep Time:
Grill time:
15 to 20

Planked Biscuits

With Havarti and Caramelized Onion

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Planked Biscuits
Serves 6
Prep Time:
Grill time: 15 to 20
I should also warn to stand back. Once served, you may as well be in a shark tank! Everyone will want one, there may even be fights over them. These are THAT good! Also.. keep one hidden for yourself too, just to make sure you get some.

Planked Biscuits

Serves: 6       Total Time: 40


  • 1 to 2 grilling planks, soaked for at least an hour
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 1¾ cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • 1 cup of finely diced havarti cheese cubes
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • melted butter to taste


Step 1
Heat your oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté them slowly over 30 to 40 minutes. When we say the phrase “low and slow” this is the epitome. You cannot rush this.
Step 2
Stir the onions continuously until they are a golden brown and tender. Remove them from heat and allow the onions to cool completely.
Step 3
Preheat your grill to 350°F to 450°F, medium heat.
Step 4
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Step 5
Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the mixture, until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Step 6
Make a well in the center of the butter-flour mixture and add the cooled onions, havarti, milk and dill. Using a wooden spoon stir everything until the dry ingredients are just moistened.
Step 7
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough by folding it and gently pressing, about 4 to 6 times, or just until the dough holds together. Gently pat or press the dough out into a 6-inch square that is about 1-inch thick. Use a 2-inch pastry ring, large cookie cutter or cup to cut out 12 rounds from the dough.
Step 8
Plank bake the biscuits over indirect heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are golden brown, hot and flakey. Brush them with melted butter and serve.
Step 9
Arrange the raw biscuits evenly on the soaked plank.
My husband loves his Red Lobster biscuits. Everyone knows that they need to bring some home for us when they go to the restaurant. And sure we've tried the 'copy-cat' recipes that there are, but nothing compares to the real thing... until now. These? These are better! The onions are sweet, the cheese is sooo creamy and the biscuits themselves are heavenly pillows of goodness.