Onions are one of our favorite flavonoid-rich foods: pungent and health-promoting, the humble onion has added more flavor and appeal to food than anything since salt. This particular recipe is perfect comfort food–or what the British would call “nursery food,” since we could imagine Peter Rabbit enjoying this savory treat.
Here, onions are sautéed to a rich, soft gold and then baked in a pie shell with eggs and cream, like a quiche. Hearty and substantial, this is one tasty, comforting way to keep your own little bunnies happy and healthy. We think Mrs. Rabbit would approve.
8 cups sliced onions
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
salt, freshly-ground pepper, and freshly-grated nutmeg, to taste
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 unbaked pie shell of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. In a heavy-bottomed frying pan, saute onions in butter and oil. Cover pan and allow to cook over medium-low heat until onions are soft and golden, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to your taste with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
3. Add eggs and cream, stirring well to combine. Pour into a pastry shell and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Serves 6 to 8.