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Mom's Traditional Creamed Onions

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servings 213 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 17g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Peel onions, and drop into boiling water. Cook until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Set onions aside while you make the sauce.
  2. Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour to make a paste. Mix together cooking water and milk. Add milk mixture slowly to the saucepan, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add onions, and transfer to a serving dish.

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Here's a variation that was passed down through my husband's family. Use 1 lb of boiling onions instead of the pearl onions. I blanch for 3 minutes and then cut off the root so the outside peels...

This is ok if you completely leave out the onion water, or boil it down to a few cups or so. However, those who are searching for a satisfying version of what they remember from several holidays...

I've tried to make these twice, and both times the sauce has come out extremely thin and soupy. If there's something I'm doing wrong, please let me know.

I haven't tried this yet, but first reviewer said sauce too thin. Seens like a lot of liquid for the flour. Try just 1 cup of cooking liquid, that's what I'm going to do. Sounds delicious!

This recipe has way too much liquid. It would be fine with 3 cups of liquid. The ratio for a classic white sauce is 2 T Butter / 2 T Flour to 1 cup liquid. Also, 8 oz of onion is not enough on...