Curried Creamed Onions

Curried Cream Onions

Luscious pearl onions are rendered complex by curry powder and Tabasco. See the recipe for Curried Creamed Onions »James Oseland

Luscious pearl onions are rendered complex by curry powder and Tabasco.

Curried Creamed Onions
Luscious pearl onions are rendered complex by curry powder and Tabasco.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 lb. white pearl onions, unpeeled
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 18 tsp. Tabasco
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a 6-qt. pot of salted water to a boil. Add onions and cook until just tender, about 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer onions to bowl. Reserve ¾ cup cooking liquid. Using a paring knife, peel onions and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and curry powder and cook, stirring frequently, until golden and thick, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the half-and-half, the reserved cooking liquid, and mustard and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes. Add onions and season with Tabasco and salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions soften a little and the flavors meld, about 10 more minutes. Transfer onions to a platter or a bowl with a slotted spoon and pour some of the cream sauce over them.