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Gourmet Onions

Gourmet Onions

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill up to 24 hours
  • Cook 15 mins
  • Stand 30 mins

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This unassuming recipe has big flavor despite a short ingredients list. To save time, peel the onions up to 24 hours ahead.


  • 2 pounds boiling onions, peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry or 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook onions in rapidly boiling water for 1 minute; drain and cool slightly. To peel, cut a small X in top of onion. Squeeze from the root end to slip the skin off. Trim away the roots, if necessary.
  2. In a large skillet cook onions, covered, in lightly salted boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or just until tender; drain. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
  3. Let onions stand at room temperature about 30 minutes. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat; stir in sherry, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add onions and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onions start to brown and butter mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. Turn into serving dish; sprinkle with cheese. Makes 8 servings.


  • To serve right away: Onions may be prepared without the chilling step.

Nutrition Facts

(Gourmet Onions)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Potassium (mg) 148, cal. (kcal) 117, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 194, pro. (g) 2, vit. C (mg) 5, carb. (g) 10, Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 7, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 18, Niacin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 4, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 28, fiber (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 179, sugar (g) 7

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