Braised Whiskey Onions

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Adapted from Morey Amsterdam's Benny Cooker Crock Book. Although the title comes from a joke from Amsterdam's night club act, the recipes are all genuine. This dish goes well with lamb, beef or chicken. I prefer a bit less salt and a bit more pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil and butter in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Heat together over high heat until butter is melted.
  3. Add onions and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and broth.
  5. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer about 10 minutes.
  6. Add Bourbon and cook until the sauce is slightly reduced.


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wow oh wow these were good i need to make up a burger recipe just for these onions i made for 1 but was really sorry THANK YOU made for southern leg of the tour cakepops on parade

Dienia B. August 10, 2014

So delicious! This dish was simple to make and the flavors were outstanding. I cut it in half and used small-medium onions, I should have reduced the oil/butter a bit more as they were a bit oily as they cooled, but that is my fault not the recipe. I used a beef demi glace for the stock and had accidentally added the bourbon before the 10 minute simmer (which I did longer because I wasn't paying close attention) . You couldn't taste the bourbon at all, at that point, so I added another splash and cooked them for a few more minutes. The flavor isn't overtly bourbony but very rich and savory with a touch of sweetness. I served the onions with pan grilled albacore, which was a great pairing. Thanks for sharing! Made for Culinary Quest 2014 Cruisin' Culinary Queens.

momaphet August 09, 2014

I really enjoyed this recipe. I had to make some additions, sliced peppers and mushrooms so they would not spoil. The flavore blended beautifully and were better the next day. Thank you.

Paka September 21, 2014

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