Creamed Onions Recipe

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Sweet and mild pearl onions become a tasty side dish with this super recipe that makes a great accompaniment for red meat entrées.
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Servings: 1 serving spoonful
  • 2 pounds pearl onions
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 sprigs thyme - stemmed and rough chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons green onions - chopped for garnish if desired
  • bacon bits for garnish if desired
Container: two medium saucepans
20 mins
45 mins
1 hr
  • Fill one saucepan with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add onions and cover. Remove from the heat and let them sit for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the onions, allow to cool and then peel the onions. Set them aside.
  • In another saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Add the flour and whisk in the chicken broth in a steady stream.
  • Continue whisking over medium heat until thickened, add the cream and continue whisking.
  • Add the thyme, salt, pepper and onions.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the onions are tender and the sauce is thick, approximately 45 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, garnish with onions and bacon bits if desired.
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