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Recipe of the Month: Creamed Onions

Eddie’s Note:

I took my first stab at making Creamed Onions for Thanksgiving dinner after my father in law mentioned he “sure wishes we could have some”.   I didn’t have high hopes, as I have never even heard of them.  But America’s Test Kitchen came through again.  I simmered frozen pearl onions in chicken broth and sherry to add flavor. Then I 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.  They turned out much better than I expected, and they were a hit at Thanksgiving.  I highly recommend this recipe, it will surprise you, too!

 

Creamed Onions

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen pearl onions
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Pinch nutmeg

Instructions: (Serves 8 to 10)

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

Description Text

  1. Bring onions, broth, sherry, thyme, and bay leaf to boil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until liquid evaporates, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk cornstarch and 1 tablespoon milk together in small bowl until combined. Stir cream, remaining milk, cornstarch mixture, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper into onions and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and onions are tender when pierced with tip of paring knife, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Off heat, stir in 2 tablespoons chives, lemon juice, and nutmeg. Remove bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons chives. Serve.

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