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Onions in Toast Cups

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Category: Appetizers, Low Fat, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Thin-slices multi-grain
  • -bread; or white bread
  • 4 oz Pearl onions; shallots or
  • -cippoline onions
  • 1/3 c Vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 ts Dry white wine
  • Turkey bacon rashers; cut
  • -into thin strips or
  • -alternatives, optional
  • 1 ts Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 ts Tomato paste
  • 1/8 ts Prepared mustard
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Parsley sprigs; for garnish


Preheat oven: 400F.

1) Stamp out the bread into rounds with a 3-inch cookie cutter (Fluted if
you have one) and line sections of a cupcake pan.

2) Cover each bread "basket" with non-stick baking paper, and fill with
"baking beans" or rice. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove
the paper and beans and continue to bake for a further 5 minutes until
lightly browned and crisp.

3) Meanwhile put the pearl onions in a bowl and cover with boiling water.
Leave for 3 minutes, then drain and rinse under cold water. Trim off their
top and root ends and clip them out of their skins.

4) Simmer the onions and stock in a covered saucepan for 5 minutes. Uncover
and cook stirring occasionally until the stock has reduced entirely. Add
all the remaining ingredients, except the parsley. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

5) Fill the toast cups with the onions: about 3 onions per cup. Arrange
strips of the "bacon" between the onions (in the "seams") and garnish with
parsley leaves or fresh herbs.

OPTIONS: 1) Double the sauce and thicken with a cornstarch slurry. 2)
Instead of bacon, use lean ham. 3) Vegetarian version: instead of bacon use
crusted tempeh strips or long strips of zucchini, carrot, or thinly sliced

PER CUP without bacon rasher strips: 120 cals, 2g fat (14% cff).

NOTES : Fill oven-toasted bread cups with pearl onions tossed in a mustardy
glaze. You'll need about 3 onions per cup. Cooks Tip: Make a small spray
bottle of vegetable broth mixed with a few drops of soy sauce for color.
Lightly spray the bread and then weight. Keep unused portion in the

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