Thinking ahead to what you’ll be serving at Christmas? Leeks, shallots, onions and garlic combine to make a rich, delicious side dish. Perfect for your holiday table.
¼ cup butter
6 leeks (white and pale green parts only), sliced
2 large onions, cut into eights
8 shallots, halved
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ – 10 oz bags frozen baby onions, thawed, drained
2 cups whipping cream
2 Tbsp dry breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Melt the butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, large onions, shallots and garlic and sauté until all are tender, about 20 minutes. Add baby onions and cook for ten more minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in 2 cups of whipping cream. Boil until cream is thickened to sauce consistency, about ten minutes. Transfer vegetable-cream mixture to a 6 cup shallow baking dish. (Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Return mixture to room temperature before continuing)
Preheat oven to 425. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over onion mixture. Bake until breadcrumbs are golden brown and onion mixture bubbles, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
A delicious side dish for your holiday table!