Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions
- Ready In:
- 9 cups frozen pearl onions
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional or to taste)
- salt and pepper
- 1 -2 tablespoon butter
- In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat, then saute the onions until lightly browned (about 5-6 minutes).
- Add in balsamic vinegar and water; simmer stirring occasionally until the onions are tender (about 12-15 minutes).
- Transfer the onions to a bowl using a slotted spoon (reserve the liquid).
- Simmer the reserved liquid until thick and syrupy and reduced to about 1/2 cup.
- Season the liquid with salt and pepper and a little sugar if desired.
- Transfer the onions back to the skillet and coat with the liquid.
- Add in the butter, stirring and heat slightly until the butter has melted.
- Transfer to a bowl.
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Wonderful! I used different types of fresh pearl onions, so I could get that lovely multi-colored effect. I also threw in peas, which worked beautifully as to flavor, but looked terrible! :-) Oddly enough, as good as this was on Thanksgiving (when it was hot and fresh), it was much, much better the next night -- when my husband and I ate the leftovers cold, from the container. The onions still had some texture to them (i.e., I hadn't cooked 'em to the point of mush), and they made a really wonderful cold snack. Who knew! Thanks so much for posting this.