Potatoes With Creamy Caramelized Onions

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"This is a great side dish from John Gardiner's Tennis Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (291.9 g)
  • Calories 444.7
  • Total Fat - 34.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 39.5 mg
  • Sodium - 126.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 4.1 g
  • Calcium - 53.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 2 tablespoons oil in heavy medium skillet over medium heat.

Step 2

Add onion and saute until deep golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Boil wine in heavy medium saucepan until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 3 minutes.

Step 4

Add cream, mustard, fennel and herbs and boil until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Mix in onion. (Can be made 1 day ahead; chill).

Step 5

Divide remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 4 tablespoons oil between 2 heavy large skillets over medium heat.

Step 6

Add potatoes to skillets in batches and cook until tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 15 minutes per batch. Season with salt and pepper. Bring onion mixture to simmer.

Step 7

Arrange half of potatoes in serving dish. Spoon half of onion mixture over. Cover with remaining potatoes, then remaining onion mixture.

Step 8

Sprinkle with parsley and paprika and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this delicious recipe last night for supper. The dh & I were in flavor heaven. This was so good, quick and really easy to make with excellent results. The hubby ate his separately. I added my piece of fish (haddock) to the mixture... layering potatoes, gravy, fish, potatoes gravy for an amazing meal. Thank you for sharing a recipe which we will enjoy often. Kudos to you Vic, for making it into my Favorites Cookbook for 2017 with this lovely treat. Made exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing... FYC tag game.

review by:
(5 Mar 2017)


I scaled it back for 1 serve and made ahead of time and layered in a small ramekin and reheated in the oven and as delicious as it was I could only get through half of it as it was so rich tasting, thank you lazyme for a great side and main for dinner, made for For Your Consideration tag game at FF&F.

review by:
(26 Apr 2016)