Confit by definition is a preserved ingredient. French cuisine employs the use of duck, tomato, and cherry confit, etc. The onions in this recipe are cooked down to a marmalade-like consistency, and then allowed to cool to room temperature before serving. This recipe is not preserved, so it is technically not a confit, but a quick jam.
Cook’s note: Be very careful to cook the onions gently. One bit of burned onion will give the whole recipe a bitter flavor.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 yellow onions (chopped)
- 2 teaspoons demerara sugar (raw sugar)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and demerara sugar and sauté, stirring frequently, until the onions become tender and start to turn golden.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir the mixture and transfer the skillet to the preheated oven.
- Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are wilted, very soft, and are a medium gold throughout.
- Add the vinegar during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
- Remove from oven, cool the onions in the pan until they reach room temperature, and then serve.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|