Thanksgiving is just a few days away. There’s a rush to get the last-minute preparations in place to celebrate Thanksgiving. You may still be making out your list of things or running back and forth to the store for things you forgot to put on the list.
The truth is that there’s always enough food and if you have the basic menu you really shouldn’t be stressed, which of course is easier said than done. But just in case here’s another side dish.
Creamy sweet onions, bring a wonderful texture and flavor to the Thanksgiving meal, along side the perfectly cooked and carved turkey, homemade bread stuffing, a selection of green beans dishes, mashed potatoes, cranberries boiled to perfection for a delicious sauce, sweet potato pies and oven baked bread.
Creamy onions are a simple recipe that can be enjoyed throughout the year with any type of meat; from beef, poultry or baked seafood as a topping or a side dish. You probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen on a daily basis, which is one reason that we enjoy this onion dish in our house regularly.
Basic recipe for cooking these onions are to sauté the onions in the butter, make your roux to thicken the milk liquid and let the magic happen. Even those who don’t particularly care for onions will love this dish. You can get creative with this dish, add some cheese for another level of taste.
If you do add the cheese, I prefer to use light colored or white cheeses. But use what you have available in your own kitchen.
This national holiday is a celebration of thankfulness; for the important things in life like our health, as we indulge this week. It’s also about being able to enjoy this celebration with our family and friends, finding some quite in the middle of this season’s hurry.
Best wishes to your home and I hope that you will try some of my recipes and enjoy them as we have each season.
- 5-6 Medium onions – sliced thin
- 1 stick of butter melted
- Minced garlic
- 1-2 tbsp of flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups of milk or cream
- 1 cup of cheese – optional
- Heat your pan on medium, add in the butter and onions and allow the onions to cook. Once the onions are clear, remove them from the pan and set them aside.
- Next, make the roux so that the sauce will thicken. Add the flour, one tablespoon at a time and mix it into the melted butter. Slowly add the pour the milk or cream into the roux and blend it into a smooth mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
- If you are adding cheese, this where you will add one cup and allow the cheese to mix into the milk mixture. Last is to add the sauteed onions back into the milk mixture. Bring the mixture to a low boil and than simmer so that the sauce can thicken.
- Serve. I like these topped with some additional cheese and green garnish; like parsley for a finished look. You can also top these onions with some breadcrumbs that you tossed in melted butter and give the dish a quick broil for a nice crunch to the topping.