Looks like Cocktail Onions for us


Onion Crop Fail


Not sure if it was the super wet spring, overall lack of sun or what, but our onions barely got bigger than a quarter.  So, how to salvage our harvest?  How about some classic Gibson Martinis with this recipe for Cocktail Onions from Saveur:

1 tsp. whole black peppercorns
1⁄8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
3 sprigs thyme
2 cups dry vermouth
1 cup white wine vinegar
1⁄2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. kosher salt
10 oz. white pearl onions, peeled

Place peppercorns, nutmeg, and thyme in a 1-qt. sterilized glass jar; set aside. Bring vermouth, vinegar, sugar, salt, and ½ cup water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar and salt dissolve; add onions, and cook for 1 minute. Transfer onions and brine to jar and seal with lid; let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before using.