Monday, May 11, 2009
Ama B's Creamed Onion Casserole
Preheat oven to 350
2 lbs frozen pearl onions or fresh
6 tbl butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 1/2 tbl flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
salt & pepper to taste
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
If using fresh onions, boil for 1 minute, drain and cool. Trim and slip off skins. Cut an X 1/8" deep in root end of onions and simmer in water to cover for 15-20 minutes.
Remove onions from water & reduce liquid to 1 cup. Melt 2/3 of the butter in a saucepan and saute chopped onions over medium high heat for 7 minutes. Add flour and cook 2-3 minutes more, stirring. Add reserved cooking liquid, milk, and cream. Stirring constantly cook for 3-4 minutes until thickened. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg. Add onions and simmer 3-4 minutes.
Place all in a buttered 2 quart baking dish and top with bread crumbs. Dot with remaining butter. Bake on top shelf of onion for 15-20 minutes.