1 1/2 lbs. pearl onions
1/4 lb. butter
2 tbs. sugar
3 oz. very good white vinegar
How to make Cipolline al Dolceforte:
Peel the onions. Cook them in boiling water for 3 mins, then drain and set aside. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the onions. Stir in the sugar and allow it to dissolve. Add the vinegar and stir well. Cover and simmer gently over low heat for about one hour. If the sauce becomes too thick, add some hot water, as needed.
Pearl onions prepared in this way can be served with braised meats or venison.