Slow Roasted Vidalia Onions Recipe With Local Honey

Roasted vidalia onions, with local honey, lemon juice and a sprig of rosemary, make for a great side dish.

Slow Roasted Vidalia Onions With Local Honey

These caramelized onions are sweet and delicious. Try this easy Slow Roasted Vidalia Onions Recipe With Local Honey.

Photo Courtesy George A. Sanchez/Vidalia Onion Committee

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Carmelized onions are terrific anytime, and when you serve roasted chicken or grilled lamb chops, consider this recipe from the files of Chef Gerry Klaskala of Aria in Atlanta as the perfect side dish. 

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Slow Roasted Vidalia Onions With Honey, Lemon and Rosemary

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 45 minutes

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 Vidalia onions, peeled and cut in half
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 lemon
1 sprig rosemary

Heat heavy bottom sauté pan. Add Vidalia onions cut side down, reduce heat to medium and cook slowly until they are caramelized.

Transfer onions cut side down to casserole. Spoon honey over onions and then squeeze juice of 1 lemon. Place sprig of rosemary into casserole. Cover tightly with foil and place in heated 250°F oven for 1 1/2 hours.

Remove from oven. Transfer onions to serving platter cut side up. Yields 8 servings, as a side item.

Note: Delicious with roasted chicken or grilled lamb chops.