What is your favorite way to cook onions?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
May 6, 2009 2:50pm CST
Mine is 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 butter in a pan, saute them until golden brown or a little darker, they carmelize (taste sweet!). My husband bought a bag of onions and then won some with a basket of food for Easter. So I'm looking for ideas.
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6 responses
• United States
6 May 09
I love onions any way you cook them. I put them in almost everything I cook for example, I put them in my squash, cabbage, beans, meat loaf, chicken salad, tuna salad, cole slaw, potato salad, toss salad, on top of a baked potato, and also golden fried onion rings.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 May 09
Good list, I think I shall have some in some salads this week. Maybe on a twice baked potato, too. Good list.
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• United States
6 May 09
Personally I love the green onions or chives. I cut them up real small heat up a plan with about half a cup of butter and throw them in with pepper and salt. I cook them until they taste sweet and salty at the same time and the edges are a little black. Then I put in corn. It makes the corn taste super sweet and the aroma that fills the room is exotic. I'm not a big fan of the white or yellow onion but when I do cook them I do like you do but I had green peppers. And they have to be cut julian style extremely thinly sliced.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 May 09
I feel the same as you. Now I have a big bag of yellow and another of red ones to use up before they rot or all start to grow. I have one of each growing already.
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@marguicha (78379)
• Chile
7 May 09
I couldn´t answer this question. THe answer would be: all. I can just fix myself a lunch with fried onions and toast. I put some olive oil in the pan, cut the onions in coarse wedges and let them fry. I heat them but like them crip so the salt and peper are thrown in at the end. Every salad of mine will have some red onion rings. Every casserole will start with caramelized minced onion, crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Depending on what will the end product be, there´s also a bay leaf or oregano or sweet peppers. I love making quiches. They are wonderful and very unexpensives. THey look great as company diner. The quiche I love best is, of course, onion quiche. And it is SO easy to make!!! Take care and happy posting!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 May 09
I guess quiches are inexpensive, I never thought about them that way. I have so much trouble making crust, that could be part of the problem. I love all your ideas. I will have to try some. Casseroles especially. We have so many possibilities in that department.
@GardenGerty (88860)
• Marion, Kansas
6 May 09
We used to do easy cheesy onions. I no longer have the exact recipe. Slice onions, layer them in an 8x8 pan, pour a can of cream soup over them, and a cup of cheddar cheese. Bake til done. Something like that. I bet a search would get the exact thing.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 May 09
It sounds good enough to me, I'll have to give it a try. Just need to find some low sodium soup or make my own cream soup and we're golden. Thanks and take care.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
7 May 09
Good morning, writersedge! Being poor, as a child, we ate a lot of onions, as they were prolific in our garden....and one of our favourites was creamed onions! Just cut the onions in half, slightly parboil, (with garlic cloves, if you like) remove and use water to make a nice cream sauce (white sauce) with just a touch of nutmeg! Yummy! I find that onions freeze very well, too! Nice to hear from you, and hoping that your hectic "census" taking is slowing down! Cheers!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 May 09
I haven't had creamed onions in years. Parboiling is interesting, we just sauteed in butter and then made the white sauce. Never used nutmeg, my husband loves nutmeg. That's a different way to do it, have to try that! I haven't had any luck with freezing onions, Maybe in the cream sauce they work out better. The census job quit abruptly. I asked for more areas to work when I was finishing an area and they said they had no more, finish up. So at 3 1/2 weeks instead of 5 to 13, I was out of one of the three jobs. Just as well, it's raining like crazy today. Not a door to door job day. Nice to hear from you, too.
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• Canada
8 May 09
Sorry all of your work finished early! You must be frustrated, as juggling your time was monumental! The one big "splurge" I made a coupla years ago, was a "Foodsaver" and there is virtually NOTHIING, that I can't freeze successfully! I mince the onions, put in the foodsaver bag, vacuum, seal...and good to go! Usually freeze in one cup lots! Keeping in mind where I live, shopping is a monumental undertaking, so I usually buy in bulk! Missed all you good folks on myLot...but sometimes life gets hectic, and some things go by the way for a while! It is my truly busy season, so leisure time here will be sporadic....doesn't mean I don't think about you! Cheers!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 May 09
It is wonderful that you stopped back in for awhile. Yes, this is the year of the ox. A year of very, very hard work. So it seems to be living up to it's name this year. But good that we both had a busy season, the alternative, is not a good thing.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
8 May 09
I am a lazy cook when I do cook. Last meal I made with onions was chili. I cut them and simply toss them in the chili since I slow cook it all day. I probably should simmer them for awhile in oil but never do. My husband is not fond of onions unless I hide them in various foods. I use onion soup mix in meatloaf. Just enough to give it some flavor. Sorry I can't give you any good tips about how to cook onions.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 May 09
Onions in chili are grand, I love them there, my husband, I have to cut them so small and make them practically dissolve. So I hear you. I just found some Kosher section low salt onion soup mix. Since I have to have low salt, that was a terrific find at Price Chopper this week. Thanks and take care.