This flavorful side from California’s Chez Panisse is sure to become a staple in your home.
1 Walla Walla sweet onion, chopped
12-16 fingerling potatoes, washed and scrubbed
3-6 garlic cloves, peeled
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 bay leaves
Sprigs of thyme
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Heat the oven to 325°. In a mixing bowl toss the potatoes, garlic and onions with the softened butter making sure to give them all a good coating. Season them with salt and pepper.
2. Place them into an ovenproof gratin dish and top them with the thyme and bay leaves. Add the balsamic and cover tightly with foil.
3. Bake the potatoes for 2 hours. Every thirty minutes remove the foil, stir to coat, then put the foil back on and continue to bake until caramelized from the balsamic glaze. Serve.