10 large or 15 small shallots
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1-Peel shallots and cut lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices. (I peeled, but did not cut into slices.)
2-Heat oil in a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the butter and shallots. Sprinkle with sugar and add salt and pepper to taste.
3-Cook shallots until they begin to brown evenly, then turn heat down to low and continue to cook until very soft, about 10 minutes. Serve at room temperature.