Creamed Onions

From Cook's Country | October/November 2012

Why this recipe works:

The problem with creamed onions (small white onions in a creamy sauce) is that they’re often underseasoned, slippery “boiling” onions the size of golf balls, bobbing in a pasty, gloppy sauce. To compound the problem, blanching and peeling fresh onions is a laborious process. We simmered frozen… read more

The problem with creamed onions (small white onions in a creamy sauce) is that they’re often underseasoned, slippery “boiling” onions the size of golf balls, bobbing in a pasty, gloppy sauce. To compound the problem, blanching and peeling fresh onions is a laborious process. We simmered frozen pearl onions in chicken broth and sherry to add flavor. Then we thickened a simple dairy-based sauce with cornstarch for silky texture and balanced earthy nutmeg—a classic in cream sauces—with bright chives and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Serves 8 to 10

Do not thaw the onions before cooking. Use a dry sherry or the onions will be too sweet.

Ingredients

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