Onion confit is a popular feature in many restaurants, and is easy to make at home. Basically, it consists of either whole button onions or sliced onions, cooked very slowly in oil with spices, vinegar and sugar until they are reduced to a jam-like consistency. Herbs can be added to enhance the flavor.
Its full, rich flavor is especially good served hot with roast meats and game, or served at room temperature with pates and terrines.
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