Thanksgiving Sides: Onions


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I didn't grow up with creamed onions, but they seem pretty luxurious to me— little orbs bathing in rich liquid, cooked until the sweetness has been coaxed forward. Of course, I wouldn't turn away a sweet-and-sour vinegar-basted onion, or a roasted, caramelized one, either. I've often felt that the humble onion doesn't get enough respect.

Are onions a star at your Thanksgiving meal?