Linda's Onions In Garlic Cheese Sauce

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I created this recipe this year for Thanksgiving Dinner. It is a great addition to any traditional meal. Try it, you won't be sorry you did :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice or dice the butter into small pieces, and melt it over low heat in a NON-aluminum saucepan.
  2. It's important to avoid aluminum, because it tends to turn light-colored sauces an unappetizing gray hue.
  3. When the butter has begun to foam and bubble, vigorously mix in the flour with a wooden spoon, or wire whisk.
  4. If you want your final sauce to be white, make absolutely sure not to let the roux turn brown.
  5. If it does begin to get tinged with beige, turn down the burner, or remove the pot from the heat altogether, to let the roux cool down for a few seconds.
  6. Let cook and bubble 2-3 minutes, until the roux is smooth, and has the consistency of cake frosting.
  7. This removes the floury taste.
  8. When making a roux-based sauce, always be sure that the roux and the liquid (milk or stock) are different temperatures before you combine them.
  9. If the roux is hot, the liquid should be cold; if the roux is cold, the liquid should be hot.
  10. Combining the 2 ingredients at different temperatures allows them to heat up at a moderate rate, not too fast, and not too slow, ensuring a velvety-smooth, lump-free sauce.
  11. If you're not yet a sauce expert, try the hot liquid/cold roux approach first.
  12. That way, you can gradually add roux until the sauce is the exact thickness you like.
  13. Gradually stir in milk, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.
  14. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat.
  15. Let simmer 3-5 minutes, or until thickened.
  16. Keep warm.
  17. Cook onions in boiling water, until fork inserted in center, goes in easily, 15-20 mins.
  18. You don't want the onions to be mushy.
  19. Strain, and put in serving dish.
  20. Pour sauce over onions.
  21. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve.

Reviews

(5)
Most Helpful

As my father put it as he took his first bite, "Man, are these ever good"!!! Another 5***** recipe Linda! What a great addition to our holiday table this year!

Pots & Pans November 28, 2010

I made a turkey when we had company coming over the weekend. I wanted to try my hand at making boiled onions and came across this recipe. I knew I would love it just by looking at the recipe and tried my hand at it. The end result was a really awesome recipe for onions that I will have many times over now that I have it. I got many compliments from across the table, which made my day. Thanks for making me shine Linda!

Beep Beep Momma's Taxi February 10, 2009

I can tell you that our holidays will forever be complete now that we have a good onion recipe like this!!! I doubled the recipe as we had a lot of company for Christmas dinner, and these were eaten and I got so many compliments on how good they were. I am so happy I stumbled on this recipe. Thanks for another great one Linda! Don

thurstondonnie January 01, 2009

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