Small brown onions, slowly roasted till caramelised with balsamic vinegar.
This is a simple yet wonderful side dish my mum used to make often. Choose a good quality, syrupy balsamic vinegar and small onions. Be patient, and bake them at low temperature for nearly two hours. You won't regret it.
Ingredients (for 4)
4 brown onions, small, sliced in half
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
Fresh thyme or parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Arrange the onions, cut side down, in a pyrex or baking tray, season with all other ingredients and cover in aluminium foil.
Bake in the oven at 180°C for 1 hour. Remove the foil, turn them over and bake for another 40 minutes to one hour. Check with a fork - they are done when they are very tender.
Word of the Day
(Onion, pronounced ci·pól·la)