Real Onion Sauce2013-12-11
- Cuisine: English, James', Vegetarian
- Skill Level: Looks Easy Enough
- Yield : Medium Bowl
- Servings : 8
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 45m
This Onion Sauce is really simple but may take you a little time to get used to the technique right. Although I’ve given specific measurements you can experiment a fair bit and learn to trust your eyes…
It’s a real winner with Yorkshire Puds
- 1 x Large Brown Onion
- ½ Pint Semi Skimmed Milk & A Good Splash of Double Cream
- 1 x tbsp Plain Flour
- 1 x Large nob of Butter
Dice your onion and then gently fry in the butter to "just" soften, over a medium heat - Do not over cook, you are just releasing flavour...About 3 or 4 minutes should do it.
Now add your flour (and possibly a little more butter) to make a "Rue". Using a flat wooden spoon or a whisk "cook off" the flour stirring/whisking constantly. Watch things don't catch and burn on the bottom of the pan - Just make sure you keep things moving! I find using a flat silicone spatula works a treat. About 2 minutes should be fine here...
Now add your milk and gently bring to the boil and then immediately turn the heat right down to a simmer - keeping stirring (Do not let it catch on the bottom!) TIP: If you've used too much flour you may need to add a little more milk...
When your sauce has thickened add your double cream and season with salt and white pepper (I like to chuck in a nob of butter at this stage too...;¬)
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