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.


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

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

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