Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I marmaladed a slice of toast with something of a flourish and I don't suppose I have ever come much closer to saying 'Tra la la' as I did the lathering for I was feeling in mid-season form this morning." - P.G. Wodehouse

The refrigerator light goes on...

This onion confit is similar to a marmalade - thinly sliced and simmered until it is a thick compote. It has terrifically complex flavors, with the onions being sweet and the mushroom broth being umami and just a bit of tartness from the vinegar.

You can use this on a wide variety of dishes as a great topping: from pork and chicken to delicate white fish. It is easy to make in advance and is especially good for a weekend dinner party meal.


Onion Confit

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 2 Tablespoons

Cooking Time: 75 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers, hot or cold.

1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
2 cups water
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp salt

Onion Confit recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the mushrooms in small bowl. Boil the water and pour it over the mushrooms.

Let the mushrooms steep for about 20 minutes. Strain out the mushrooms and use the reconstituted mushrooms in another recipe. Set the mushroom stock aside.

Place the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

Add the onions and sauté, stirring very frequently, for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and wilted. Do not let the onions brown.

Add the mushroom stock to the onions, stir, and bring the onion mixture to a low simmer. Do not let the mixture boil.

Add the maple syrup, vinegar, and salt, stir, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Uncover and continue simmering for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 Tablespoons

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 23 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g
    Saturated Fat <1g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 2%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 2%
    Sugars 2g
Protein <1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 42 mg
Magnesium 3 mg