Caramelized Cipollini Onions

A great addition to simple, rustic dishes like roast chicken or beef (or bison), these classy onions can be made ahead and reheated slowly when ready. This is an adaptation of a recipe from Gary Danko, of San Francisco's Restaurant Gary Danko. Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes.


Makes 8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 36
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Protein 1.2 g
Fat 1.5 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 4.9 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 92 mg
Cholesterol 3.9 mg


1 tablespoon butter
1 pound cipollini onions, peeled, roots still attached
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth


1. In a large frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until they start to turn golden brown (be careful not to burn them), about 10 minutes.

2. Add white wine and vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to a glaze, about 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and salt to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is nearly evaporated and onions are tender and a rich brown, 10 to 20 minutes.