Green Beans with Pearl Onions

Fredda Rosenbaum

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@freddajrosenbaum

Wanting a change, I decided to try those mysterious pearl onions from the fresh produce aisle, adding them to good 'ole green beans. They are a hit with my family! Peeling those onions takes patience, but the rewards are a better texture and flavor than frozen.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 - 1 lb
cans whole green beans
1 - 8 oz pkg
pearl onions, fresh
4 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small saucepan, bring a 4 cups water to a boil.
2
Cut off the stem end of each pearl onion. Now rock your knife gently on the root end of the onion, making a shallow "X" cut.
3
Now, working with 6 at a time, boil the cut onions one minute. Remove the onions from the water, draining them on a folded paper towel. Toss 6 more pearl onions into the boiling water to keep the production line going!
4
When cooled a few seconds, pinch the root end of the pearl onion until the tender pearl pops out. You may have to give it a little encouragement, but it will work. Practice helps.
5
When all the onions have been peeled, place a 3 quart or larger saucepan over medium-high heat.
6
Add the butter to the pan, and stir in the pearl onions just as the butter melts. Turn the heat down to medium, and continue to cook, stirring frequently.
7
When the onions are getting translucent, add the sugar. This step helps the onions to caramelize.
8
Drain the 2 cans of whole green beans. Add them to the pearl onions, stirring gently.
9
Turn the heat down to low, and simmer until the green beans are steaming hot. Keep warm until time to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern