Makes 6-8 Servings
3 bags frozen tiny onions (boiled according to package directions and water reserved)
2 1/2 cups half & half
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Melt butter over low heat. Gradually stir in flour with a wire whisk to avoid lumps. Stir in salt and pepper, whisking evenly. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Slowly stir in half and half and onion water, again, whisking constantly after each addition to avoid lumps. Cook on low heat and stir until the mixture boils. Boil and stir 1 minute, then stir in the onions. Let cool and give a quick stir before serving.
This recipe has always been my Papa's specialty, but now either my mom makes it or I do. It is simple and delicious, and even though my picky, onion-hating kids don't like it, us grown-ups sure do! All the more for the rest of us!