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:: Caramelised Balsamic Red Onion

Brrrr it sure is getting chilly out there! Ireland has been taken over by the wind and rain and it's fairly miserable, but pretty much to be expected. I love this sort of weather for cooking, lots of winter, warming dishes packed with flavours. I have two really tasty dishes that will do the trick and will post them during the week but for now, I cooked up a batch of caramelised balsamic red onion to go on top of crostini spread with a little paté. It makes a super little starter perfect pass around food for Christmas parties.

Caramelised Balsamic Red Onion

This method reduces pungent red onion to a sticky delicious delight which goes wonderfully with meat, mashed potato or even as a tasty addition to a quick starter. I love having that extra little touch that takes a meal to another level, with very little effort! You could use red wine vinegar here if you don't have balsamic vinegar to hand.

Serves 4-6
3 red onions, sliced into half moons
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of sugar

In a large frying pan, heat the oil over a medium heat.
Add the red onion, stir to coat in the oil and fry gently for about 15 minutes or until soft.
Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar and stir through.
Cook gently for a further 15 minutes until you are left with rich, sticky onions.
Serve with a little paté on a crisp crostini.

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:: Caramelised Balsamic Red Onion + red onion