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Crispy onion and bread sauce served in a bowl

Crispy onion & bread sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Serves 8-10
  • Easy

Elevate bread sauce by adding buttery, crisp onions. It's an ideal condiment for the Christmas dinner table or to serve with your Sunday roast

Nutrition: Per serving (10)
NutrientUnit
kcal147
fat11g
saturates7g
carbs8g
sugars3g
fibre1g
protein3g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 50g butter
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 120g crustless white bread, torn into pieces
  • 100ml double cream or mascarpone
  • black onion seeds and crispy onions, to serve (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat a dry saucepan until hot and cook the onions for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to char, then add the butter. Sizzle for 5 mins until the onions are soft and the butter is light brown. Pour in the milk, then add the bay leaf and ground cloves. Season. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 5 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Turn off the heat, scoop out the bay and stir in the bread and cream. Tip into a blender or use a hand blender to blitz to a thick sauce. Return to the pan and heat, stirring until bubbling and thick. Can be made two days ahead, cooled, chilled and reheated with a splash more milk. Serve the sauce in a bowl, scattered with the onion seeds and crispy onions, if using.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, Christmas 2020

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