Sweet and Sour Pearl Onions

The initial blanching of the onions insures that they'll be tender when cooked through. If the raisins are hard, pour boiling water over them and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and proceed with the recipe.

TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plump golden raisins, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
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Directions

Working in 2 batches, blanch the onions in a medium pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Peel.

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook, turning the onions over as they brown, until almost tender, about 15 minutes. Add the broth, vinegar, sugar and raisins and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened and the onions are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the salt and serve.
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