Sweet and Sour Baked Onions

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Unusual as they sound, these onions make an excellent accompaniment to grilled or fried foods. They have a clean, sweet-sharp flavour and make a pleasant change from fried onions.


  • 6 medium-sized onions
  • salt and freshly milled pepper
  • 50 g/2 oz</


Peel the onions leaving them whole. Place in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes then drain. Place in a casserole, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle over the sugar. Add the stock. Cover with a lid, place in a moderate oven (180°C., 350°F., Gas Mark 4) and bake for 25–30 minutes or until tender.

Remove the onions from the casserole and pl