Recipe courtesy of The Fabulous Beekman Boys

Sweet and Sour Pearl Onions

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
The initial blanching of the onions insures that they'll be tender when cooked through. If the raisins are hard, pour boiling water over them and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and proceed with the recipe.



  1. Working in 2 batches, blanch the onions in a medium pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Peel. 
  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook, turning the onions over as they brown, until almost tender, about 15 minutes. Add the broth, vinegar, sugar and raisins and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened and the onions are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the salt and serve.