Since it is Thanksgiving Day, I think a recipe or two is acceptable. Notice, my sister uses Ritz in this recipe so it is NOT completely, authentic Auntie Mable creamed onions!
Enough pearl onions (or boiling onions) to cover the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. (you can cut this recipe in ½ if you don’t want to make this much)
Cover onions with water in sauce pan & bring to boil. Boil until onions become translucent & centers begin to pop. Do not over Boil or they will be watery & loose flavor. Cool onions & remove the skins. Place in baking dish.
½ Cup butter
½ Cup Flour
4 Cups Cream
Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat, add flour, cook, stirring continually until mixture is bubbly & the bubbles are whitish – maybe 2 or 3 min. after adding the flour. Remove from heat, add cream. Return to heat & continue cooking, stirring continually until sauce begins to thicken. Pour sauce over boiled onions.
Crush until fine, 2 tubes of Ritz crackers.
Melt ½ cup of butter & mix into Ritz crackers until well blended
Spread crumbs over the top of onions & sauce.
Bake for 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly & topping begins to brown.
You can prepare this ahead, except do not put on the topping & keep in the frig for a day or two. Then bake without the topping until the sauce begins to bubble. Then add the topping & continue baking until topping browns a bit. This usually will take about 45 min – 1 hr for the baking when starting with refrigerated onions & sauce.
ENJOY!!! & think of Auntie Mable!