Fennel and Pearl OnionsCaramelized Fennel with Pearl Onions

Are you stumped with what to do with your fennel? Or perhaps intimidated by the strong favor? This recipe is so tasty and creates a nice subtle favor. Enjoy it as a side dish or on top of a burger.


2 tablespoons butter
2 bulbs fennel
2 pearl onions
¼ teaspoon salt

Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-low heat and allow the butter to melt. Prepare the fennel by cutting off the root end and stalk, and then cut the fennel in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 1/8-inch pieces, creating crescent moon like shapes. Add to melted butter and stir, coating pieces. Allow fennel to sauté, stirring occasionally. Prepare pearl onions by cutting into quarters and then chopping into small pieces. After fennel has been sautéing for approximately 10 minutes, add onions and salt. Continue to sauté for an additional 10 minutes until fennel is soft and caramelized. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

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