Caramelized Onions & Peas
2 medium onions, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, separated into rings
3 cups water
Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine onion rings, oil, and salt in medium bowl; toss to coat. Spread onion rings in single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Roast until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
Bring 3 cups water to boil. Add peas; simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Return peas to saucepan. Mix in roasted onion rings, mint, pepper, and sugar. Transfer to bowl and serve.
COOKS NOTE: Onions can also be carmelized in a heavy skillet on the stove. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring constantly, until the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cook, scraping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan frequently, until the onions are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Per Serving: 111 Calories; 3g Fat (21.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 188mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
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