Just a few ingredients make for a complex condiment that dresses up simple roast chicken or pork. To add a floral note, replace the brown sugar with clover honey.

Cheryl Slocum
This Story Originally Appeared On cookinglight.com


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 3 cipollini halves)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soak cipollini in a bowl of boiling water for 1 minute. Drain. Trim top and root ends from onions; peel. Cut each onion in half crosswise.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil; swirl to coat. Place half of onions, cut sides down, in the pan, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and remaining onions. Return onions to pan, and sprinkle with vinegar and brown sugar. Swirl to melt sugar and coat onions with syrupy mixture. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve cipollini hot or at room temperature.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

114 calories; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 2g; sodium 168mg; calcium 33mg.