Borettane Onions

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people


  • 500 Boretto or Berettane onions
  • 100 Dark balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 5 Pimento


  • Borettian onions can be found in every Italian supermarket. They are the size of our pearl onions; however, are not inserted. The inherent taste is sweet. I tried this recipe for a long time. I lightly roast the onions with oil in the pan (carefully). When the so-called roasted aromas can be seen, I add the sugar, season with salt and fresh pepper and add the balsamic vinegar. Now the onions, along with all the other ingredients, should simmer for about 40 minutes. Swing the pan gently every now and then. Now store the finished onions in a clip-on glass in the refrigerator. They can be served cold with cheese or warmed up with meat dishes.
  • All recipes are published on Amazon as paperback and e-book under “Christian's Caboose” in two books “Comfortable & Enjoy” and “Invitation to Taste”.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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