Caramelized Onion and Carrot Tsimmes with Candied Ginger

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Appears in
The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

  • About

Spicy, sweet, and tangy-sour notes harmonize beautifully in this meatless vegetable-fruit mélange. Serve it as a side dish or offer it as a condiment with chicken, turkey, or brisket.


  • 3 tablespoons mild olive or vegetable oil
  • pounds onions (preferably red), thinly sliced</


In a 10- to 12-inch heavy skillet, heat the oil and add the onions. Salt and pepper lightly, and stir well. Cook, covered, over very low heat, stirring occasionally so the mixture does not burn, for 30–40 minutes, or until the onions are meltingly tender and almost transparent. Add the carrots, ginger,