Onions Agrodolce

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Onions Agrodolce
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound small red or white cipollini or pearl onions
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt


Place the unpeeled onions in a small saucepan. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch and bring to a boil over high. Boil until the onions are tender when pierced with a knife, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain; let cool. Peel and trim the onions, keeping the root end intact.

In a large skillet, heat the EVOO over medium, add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to brown and sizzle, about 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and simmer, stirring often, until the onions are glazed, about 2 minutes. Season with sea salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.