Gesotten Zwibelsalat

Cooked Onion Salad

This recipe highlights the natural sweetness of Onion while remaining a savory dish.

Source: Ein New Kochbuch by Marx Rumpolt, a 16th century collection of German recipes

Gesotten Zwibelsalat

Original Recipes:

Gesotten Zwibelsalat/ oder gebraten/ macht man sueß mit weissem Zucker/ oder mit kleinen schwartzen Rosein.

Translation: (Translated by M. Grasse)

Cooked onion salad/ or roasted (fried)/ make it sweet with a white sugar/ or with small black raisins

My Interpretation:

2 extra large onion (2 pounds)
1 cup currants
¼ cup white sugar ¼ cup olive oil

Slice onion and sauté over medium high heat in olive oil until golden. Add sugar and currants.

References:

Rumpolt, Marx. "Ein new Kochbuch", Transliteration by Thomas Gloning, http://www.uni-giessen.de/gloning/kobu.htm

Rumpolt Marx Ein New Kochbuch [Online] // Ein New Kochbuch / ed. Grasse M.. - 2002. - February 5, 2009. - http://clem.mscd.edu/~grasse/GK_Rumpolt1.htm. - This is a translation of the book first published in 1581 by Marx Rumpolt. It has nearly 1000 recipes.

"Manuscriptorium." Manuscriptorium. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://www.manuscriptorium.com/index.php>.The Manuscriptorium's mission is to Build a Virtual Research Environment for the Sphere of Historical Resources. A facsimile of Ein New Kochbuch is available in the Digital Library (Document # 95.107)