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Gourmet Onions

This unassuming recipe has big flavor despite a short ingredients list. To save time, peel the onions up to 24 hours ahead.

2.5 by 3 people
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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Chill: Up to 24 hrs

Gourmet Onions



  1. Cook onions in rapidly boiling water for 1 minute; drain and cool slightly. To peel, cut a small X in top of onion. Squeeze from the root end to slip the skin off. Trim away the roots, if necessary.
  2. In a large skillet cook onions, covered, in lightly salted boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or just until tender; drain. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
  3. Let onions stand at room temperature about 30 minutes. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat; stir in sherry, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add onions and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onions start to brown and butter mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. Turn into serving dish; sprinkle with cheese. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

To serve right away:

Onions may be prepared without the chilling step.

Nutrition Facts (Gourmet Onions)

    Per serving:
  • 117 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 18 mg chol.,
  • 179 mg sodium,
  • 10 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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