Take one minute and think about a thick, juicy piece of marinated steak... let you mouth start salivating for just one bite. But wait... add one or two of these bad boys on top of that steak! You will never want a steak without them! My favorite way to cook cipollini onions are by roasting them in the oven with whole garlic cloves. They need about 30-45 minutes to develop their tenderness, and so well worth the wait! You can add a bit of balsamic, extra virgin olive oil, a bit of fresh parsley, chicken broth.. the sky is the limit!
I will tell you this, they are not easy to find! Ever play the game Where's Waldo? Then yes, you may understand what I'm talking about! I get lucky at Fairway market, but other local grocery stores don't carry them often. One time I was lucky enough to get charged for pearl onions, and didn't realize until I got home that I paid about .44 cents for 6 of them! They are very inexpensive, but rare enough to give that "wow" factor that dinner guests look for.
Tonight, my husband added them into the crock pot with a pork tenderloin. He made some root beer pulled pork from my blog, along with steamed broccoli and canned corn. Nothing better than pulled pork on a toasted seeded bun! Good job, honey!
Try a few of these onions out and let us know what you think!