caramelized red pearl onions

In ingredient on November 12, 2009 at 2:20 pm

how cute are these little suckers?! this is the kind of thing i see at the grocery store and just BUY without thinking. like some girls can’t resist cute shoes, i can’t resist cute baby red onions. (okay, i can’t resist cute shoes either, but that would be a whole different kind of blog…)


i should have put a postage stamp next to them or something so you could get an idea of the size… they would fit comfortably on a quarter. does that help?

it took me awhile to figure out what to do with them, but finally i decided to get them drunk and caramelized them. (although that makes me sound a bit like a predator)

start by cutting off the tops and bottoms and peeling. this took, as you can imagine, FOR-EVER.


then put them in a large sautee pan over medium heat with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of sugar.


i let them hang out until they were pretty soft, then i added the wine.


drink up, my pretties! i let the wine cook down until it turned into a sticky little sauce and the onions got all caramelize-y.


i think this would make a pretty rad side dish for thanksgiving, or even a “relish” to go on top of pork or turkey.



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