Chez Panisse's Potatoes and Onions Roasted with Vinegar and Thyme

By • March 12, 2013 • 5 Comments



Author Notes: This recipe is one of the first recipes I ever cooked using the new potatoes from my garden. I used Russian Banana's and boy did it make them shine. I still use this recipe often. It is a standard, it's easy and delicious with all kinds of other dishes.thirschfeld

Serves 4

  • 6 to 8 cippolini or pearl onions, peeled and trimmed, root left intact to hold it together
  • 12 to 16 fingerling potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 3 to 6 garlic cloves, peeled, the number depends on their size and if they are large cut them in half
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 or so sprigs of thyme
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  1. Heat the oven to 325? F. In a mixing bowl toss the potatoes, garlic and onions with the softened butter making sure to give them all a good coating. Season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Place them into a oven proof gratin dish and top them with the thyme and bay leaves. Add the balsamic and cover tightly with foil,
  3. Bake the potatoes for 2 hours. Every thirty minutes remove the foil, stir to coat, then put the foil back on and continue to bake until the everything is dark and mysterious from the balsamic glaze. Serve.
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over 1 year ago Whats4Dinner

Do you think I could use frozen pearl onions? They're so much easier and a time saver. If so, how/would you adjust the baking time? Maybe add the onions later if they're thawed?

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over 1 year ago Elaine Parisi

Interesting combination of flavors. Can't wait to try it this week.

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over 1 year ago AntoniaJames

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Love it! I've been known to use all of these ingredients together in a pan with a roast chicken. Have never thought to cook them separately as a standalone dish. This is definitely going into the "must try" collection. ;o)

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over 1 year ago nannydeb

Saved, printed, drooled over.

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over 1 year ago Nataleelee

Sorry - I noticed that there is no measurement for the balsamic!