Alton Brown's Onion Custard

Makes: 4 servings.

Alton Brown's Onion Custard
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Make It

1. In a large nonstick skillet saute onions with butter over medium heat, tossing to coat. Cook until brown and soft, about 10 minutes.

2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, chicken broth and balsamic vinegar.

3. Divide onions among 4 ramekins; pour egg mixture on top. Cover each tightly with plastic wrap, then foil. Place ramekins in a steamer set over a large pot of water at a low boil. Cover and steam for 12 to 15 minutes, until custard is set but not firm.