Simple Creamed Onions

Sole fillets in cream sauce
Creamed onions and sole fillets. Philippe Desnerck / Getty Images
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 40 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 10-12

These creamed onions make a tasty side dish to serve along with a holiday meal. It's also a great sauce to serve over fish fillets or baked chicken.

The onions are cooked and then combined with a basic white sauce. Add fresh chopped chives, parsley, or other herbs to the sauce, depending on the meal and occasion.

What You'll Need

  • 3 pounds small white onions, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • few drops hot sauce

How to Make It

  1. Place onions in saucepan. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and enough water to cover. Bring onions to a boil; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. For the sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt butter in saucepan; blend in flour and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Gradually add milk; cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Stir in hot sauce.
  3. Drain onions and add to the sauce; heat through and serve.

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