Frugal Gourmet's Baked Onions Au Gratin

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Queen Dana

This recipe is by Jeff Smith, "The Frugal Gourmet". Hope you enjoy!

Top Review by Tisme

I halved this recipe to 4 servings.
I also could not get yellow onions, so used brown onions instead, but this was still great. The sherry and cream gave a lovely creamy yet rich taste, although I did use extra Parmesan cheese and really it was not necessary, I will stick to the recipe next time.
The onions are great as a side dish and were really tasty with our roast chicken.
Thanks Queen Dana for a wonderful and different way to serve onion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In two batches, sauté the onion in the butter in a large frying pan. Cook only until limp. Do not brown or discolor.
  2. Deglaze the pan, or remove the onion from the pan and pour sherry, scrapping the pan with a wooden spoon to dissolve the brown, toasted onions.
  3. Mix the onions, the sherry, nutmeg, salt, pepper and heavy cream together and place in a baking dish. Top with the Swiss and then Parmesan or Romano.
  4. Bake at 350 until top is a bit brown and bubbling, 15 - 20 minutes.

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