Friday, May 29, 2009

Onion Gratin


If you are wondering if I meant to say Potato Gratin, the answer is no, I totally meant onion. So you might be thinking I'm crazy and depending on who you ask, I probably am but in this case, I am all there. The Onion Gratin is beyond fabulous. Dare I say it's even better than it's potato counterpart? Oooh, I do dare. Kevin from Closet Cooking rocked my world when he posted this recipe. I had never thought of an Onion Gratin before and without the inspiration, I don't even want to think of how devoid the rest of my life might be. Pair it with something delicate like fish, or something hearty like steak, just pair it with something. Heck, I'd eat this gorgeous gratin all by itself, and I have on more than one occasion.

Recipe from Closet Cooking:
2 large yellow onions (peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano or gruyere

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Carefully spread the onions onto a baking sheet keeping the rings intact. Drizzle them with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and thyme. Place the onions in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. While the onions are baking, heat cream and wine in a small saucepan until the mixture bubbles around the edges. (If your cream mixture separates, remove from heat and whisk vigorously until the mixture comes back together.) Remove the onions from the oven and transfer to a baking dish. Pour the cream mixture over the onions. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake another 35 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle the top of the onions with cheese. Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees, return the baking dish to the oven and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

I look forward to trying these similar Onion recipes:
Onion Gratin from Kalyn's Kitchen

10 comments:

Kevin said...

Your onion gratin looks really good! The onions work surprisingly well in a gratin!

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks to you Kevin :) I can't believe how fantastic this dish is!

Teanna said...

I've never heard of an onion gratin , but that looks absolutely delicious!

Helene said...

Oh my I'm drooling, looks so good. I just discovered your blog.

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks Teanna, I hadn't heard of an Onion Gratin either but it really is fantastic!

Very happy that you stopped by Helene :) Thanks for the comment. Hope to hear from you again!

John said...

It looks very goods
I'll definitely to come back to your blog again.
www.ahacook.com

We Are Not Martha said...

Onions, cheese, and cream? You can't go wrong!!! I think I need to try this...

Sues

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks John! Looking forward to hearing from you again.

You do Sues, you really, really do :)

Kalyn said...

Wow, your version really looks delicious too. Going to add it to my post.

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks so much Kalyn! Will do the same. I will definitely be trying your version.

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