Balsamic-Glazed Baby Onions

"Here is another alternative to the traditional creamed onions on your holiday table that is much quicker and easier to make. From Good Food Magazine November 1988."
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  • Place onions in large heavy saucepan and add water to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until barely tender, 7-10 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Slip off skins and trim root ends.
  • Melt butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and increase heat to medium-high. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are glazed and golden brown, 5-8 minutes. Stir in vinegar and thyme; cook 1 minute longer. Serve hot.

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    These were very easy to cook up and was a good accompaniment for pork tenderloin. I think next time I will add a little more sugar so they are a little sweeter, but otherwise the balsamic gave the onions a nice flavor. Made for Newest Zaar.


I didn't start cooking until my early 20's, even though I come from a family of accomplished and admired home cooks. While I grew up watching my Italian grandmother in the kitchen, I remained uninterested in trying anything on my own. As a young lady, I was known for being particularly ignorant in the kitchen, with no idea how to even make a hot dog! All this changed, however, when I got engaged. I realized it was time to let my inherent talents out of the bag. At the time, the New York Times had a weekly column called The 60-Minute Gourmet by Pierre Franey. Each week, I would follow these recipes diligently, and taught myself to cook that way. From there, I began to read cookbooks and consult with relatives on family recipes. At my ripe old age now, I feel I know enough to put together a very pleasing meal and have become accomplished in my own right. Having an Irish father and an Italian mother, I'm glad I inherited the cooking gene (and the drinking one too!). One thing I have learned is that simpler is always better! I always believe cooking fills a need to nurture and show love. After being widowed fairly young and living alone with my dog and cats, I stopped cooking for awhile, since I really had no one to cook for. I made care packages for my grown son occasionally, and like to cook weekly for my boyfriend, so I feel like I am truly back in the saddle!!
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