This was really good - roasting the onions first gave them a sweet, dense flavor. I put the lemon juice and thyme in according to the recipe and it was great! The lemon juice brightened the flavor a tad and gave the dish balance. We loved it and will serve it again. It's suitable for any special winter dinner.
A holiday staple in many households, creamed onions are usually bathed in a rich white sauce made with heavy cream. In this version, we roast the onions for an added layer of flavor and lighten up the sauce with low-fat milk. The result is a luxuriously silky sauce with a sweet roasted onion flavor for far fewer calories and less fat. We like the smaller size of pearl onions, but boiling onions also work well.
7 Reviews for Creamed Onions
Maybe this is o.k. if you want to serve people cream sauce with a few onions in it, but when I reduced the recipe to use 30oz. of onions fresh pearl (because who needs 12 servings for 2 people?) it produced barely a cup of cooked onions. The cream sauce if far too thin as well, though fortunately I caught that right off the bat and adjusted it. Roasting the onions is a good idea, but for the rest I sure won't bother again.
Everyone in the family loved the flavor...from now on it will be part of the Thanksgiving menu
I agreee... I used 1 lg sweet onion, slivered. I skipped the thyme and lemon juice and also added some red-fat Parm to the sauce. It was a tad too runny without it. Otherwise, these were for my dad, and he loved them!!!
Wonderful! I made this as an alternative to my mother in law's horrible, in my opinion, weird onion dish that I have only had to endure at her house...if I didn't get it it she would actually put it on my plate...so this year, our dinner was last night and I had this dish prepared ahead of time. I made a big deal about promising to make this recipe from my "aunt" and serve it...making sure I said I knew it wouldn't be near as good as hers no doubt...but a promise is a promise you know! Well...the proof was in the empty dish...mine...and the request FROM HER!!! for a copy of the recipe. Only bad thing is that now I am still up preparing another one for the dinner at my brother's today. I followed the other suggestion and grated a small amount of fresh nutmeg into the onions and the very end just before serving...really took it over the top to me as I had tried it exactly as written before the nutmeg...but if you don't have nutmeg, don't worry as it will still be great!