Glazed Pearl Onions

Ingredients:

1 pound pearl onions (skinless)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper


Preparation:
  • In a large heavy pot over moderate heat, melt butter, add corn syrup, water, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until thick enough to stick to a spoon (about consistency  of honey).
  • Add pearl onions to the glaze and cook for about 4-5 minutes. 
  • Serve warm with meat dishes, and other cooked or glazed vegetables.

TIP: When peeling a pearl onions, soak them for a minute or two in boiling water, then rinse under cold water. The skins will then slip off easily.

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Onion Tips
PREPARATION TIPS: Onions are best chopped by hand, food processors will change their taste and texture. Onions lose flavour very quickly, so chop them just before using. If peeling and chopping onions makes you teary-eyed, try to hold the onions under cold water as you peel them and rinse the onions in cold water then chop. You could also try to place them in the freezer for 20 minutes before peeling. When peeling a pearl onions, soak them for a minute or two in boiling water, then rinse under cold water. The skins will then slip off easily.

REMOVE ODOR: If the smell of onions on your hands bothers you, try rubbing your hands with a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar or roll fresh lavender flowers between the fingers. If you want to clear your breath, eat some mint, celery leaves or a sprig of parsley.

BUYING & STORING: Choose onions that are firm, have a crisp, dry skin and no sprouts. Onions that feel light for their size may already have started to rot inside. Store onions in a cool, dry well ventilated and dark place.