Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blogging from A to Z: Onions

What is the deal with onions?  Specifically, why do so many people dislike them?  Okay, not everyone is going to eat raw onions like apples the way my mother-in-law does, but I cannot think of a single entree in my repertoire that is not enhanced by the addition of onions.  Just like Jenny over at Dinner:A Love Story, even when I am not sure what I am going to make for dinner, I never go wrong by putting a little olive oil in a pan with a chopped onion.  And ever after years of cooking with onions on a near daily basis, there are still revelations.  After listening to a story on The Splendid Table a month or two ago, I realized that I had not been caramelizing my onions for nearly long enough.  It seems that 15 minutes is the minimum, 30 is better.  Since I have begun stretching out my onion saute time, I have gotten several compliments specifically related to the onion flavor in my food.  Yep, there is something magical about onions.  In fact, I hear that in some cases, they can even save your life.

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  1. Yeah, Onions! I'm a fan, too!
    Which do you prefer; yellow, white of red?
    Stopping in from A-Z...
    Alicia

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    1. I like different onions for different purposes..yellow for cooking, red or green for salads, and definitely green for nachos.

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  2. Love onions! Not as much as hubby who eats onion sandwiches!! Ummm NO!
    Connie
    A to Z-ing to the end
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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