#5906: Rec: Balsamic Roasted Pearl Onions and Cheese. These are delicious>>>
Posted by: orchid at 9:30 pm on Feb 27, 2007
and perfect finger food. They can be made the day ahead and brought to room temp before serving. Yum!
Balsamic Roasted Pearl Onions & Cheese
Serving Size : 24
1 1/2 pounds pearl onions
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
3/4 pound fontina cheese -- 1/3" cubes
Preheat oven to 375 F. Blanch onions in boiling, salted water 30 seconds; drain. Slice off the root end. "Peel" the onions by pressing them slightly between your fingers; the inner part will slip out of the papery skin.
Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Put onions in a roasting pan, add oil-vinegar mixture, and toss to coat well. Bake until tender, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan. Taste; adjust seasoning as necessary.
To serve, place 2 onions and 1 cheese cube on each cocktail skewer.
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NOTES : The onions can be roasted a few days ahead; the cheese can be cubed and wrapped in plastic a day in advance. The cheese will cube better if cold, but both onions and cheese taste better at room temperature.
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may diet.