This is simple and stunning. I had planned a no-stress dinner with friends, and had decided on simply mashing the spuds. However, when the time came, I opted for this instead. Its almost as easy and damned impressive.

6 spuds chopped into wedges

3 onions, peeled and chopped lengthways leaving the root holding the onion together. Chop into long wedges to match potato.

A handful chopped thyme

Salt, fresh ground pepper

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
Take half a cup of butter and melt in a roasting pan, on top of the stove. Throw in the wedged vegetables, and thyme, salt and pepper and sauté briefly. Add balsamic vinegar and bake in a reasonably hot oven until cooked - about three-quarters of an hour. Its important to turn often. Serves 6.


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