Do You Cook With Onions?

United States
December 9, 2008 7:15pm CST
I love onions. I can eat them in just about everything. I love them sauteed in a little butter. I could eat them just by themselves. I guess I get it from my dad, he used to say that eating raw onions and jalapenos helped keep him from getting sick. Whether or not that actually works, I don't know, but I know that I love cooking with onions. I cook them with my ground beef when I'm making spegetti, chili, hamburger helper, etc. My children don't like onions so I always have to pick them out for them. How about you, do you like to cook with onions?
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• United States
10 Dec 08
I use onions in a ton of my recipes. Unfortunately, I have a hard time cutting them because my eyes burn / tear so badly!
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• United States
10 Dec 08
oh yeah and the smell stays with ya too all day , and on your hands . ugg such a pain !
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@Impervious (1154)
• United States
14 Dec 08
As much as possible I love love love ONIONS. Have you tried a baked onion. Peel one cut off the ends coat both ends with butter and Garlic Powder or minced garlic and wrap in foil and bake for about an hour. OHHHH GOOOOD STUFF
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• United States
14 Dec 08
I have had some baked onions, they are totally awesome!
@taripres (1499)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Of course, depends on what it is! I bake with onions, fry/grill onions, put onions on sandwiches and salads! Why not, may not taste great alone, but when added to dishes, depending on what it is, it tastes alright! taripre4
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• United States
12 Dec 08
Oh I do agree with you on that! I use onions as a seasoning in most of my dishes. It adds a great flavor to whatever you cook.
@Opal26 (17683)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Hey singlemommy! I'm with you on this one! I just love onions too! I cook them with just about everything I can! I also could probably eat them alone! I love sauteed onions too! Although I don't cook them in butter because I don't even use butter I use cooking spray and just spray the pan first. Sometimes I will use a little bit of vegetable oil. I cook them with ground beef when I make hambergers, meat loaf, meat sauce for spaghetti, for steaks. If I am making a stir fry meal of chicken and vegetables I, of course will add onions too! I have always heard that onions were good for you too and whether this is true or not I just love the anyway!
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• United States
13 Dec 08
Yes I sautee them in just cooking spray alot of times too, especially if I'm trying to lose some weight. Thanks for commenting!
• United States
10 Dec 08
I absolutely love onions. I cook with them when I can. My parents have a huge garden and grow tons of onions. Whenever I visit home my mom loads me up with a big bag. YUMM!
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• United States
13 Dec 08
My parents always grow them in their garden every year too. I always load up on them too. The garden fresh onions tastes so much better. Thanks for the comment!
@mentalward (14693)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I HAD to respond to this one! I adore onions. I put them in almost everything. Sauteed, fried, baked, boiled, raw, any way but whole. I knew someone once who ate onions like they were apples! I couldn't do that, but I do love my onions! There's a song made just for people like you and me, and whomever else loves onions as much: I Love Onions. Here's a link to the song on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnssTSeK89k If you haven't heard it before, I KNOW you're going to love it, too! Watch this video... you're going to love the song.
• United States
13 Dec 08
That is a very cute song! Thanks for commenting! Happy MyLotting!
• India
10 Dec 08
I put onions in EVERYTHING! My favorite thing to do with onions right now is to cut them into slices (like for chinese stirfry) along with sliced fresh mushrooms, with 1/4 cup melted butter, throw them in a skillet and sautee with 1 TBSP each of soy sauce and lemon juice. Sautee until done and serve either over or with steak!
• United States
13 Dec 08
that sounds really good. I will have to try it. I love mushrooms too! Thanks for the comment!
• United States
10 Dec 08
Yes cooking with onions is great! I have a soup going right now with chicken, onions, celery, cabbage, carrots, garlic, and spices.. hehe I can smell it all now!!
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• United States
10 Dec 08
oh that sounds so delicious. I love cabbage! Thanks for the comment! Happy MyLotting!
• United States
10 Dec 08
I love to cook with onions because it gives the food really good flavor. I dice them up very small though so my kids eat them and never know. I'm not a big fan of onions by themselves or big chunks of onions in my food either.
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• United States
10 Dec 08
I always try to dice them up really small too, but they always seem to detect the smallest piece of onion. Thanks for the comment!
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
I love them! I cook almost everything with onions. I also eat a piece of bread with some sour cream , cheese and lots of raw onion. My kids say that I'm confused between apples and onions. That I think onions are apples - ha,ha!
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• United States
10 Dec 08
You sound like my dad. He could eat them just like I would eat an apple! Thanks for the comment and Happy MyLotting!
@UK_Shree (3603)
3 Jan 09
I think onions are great too! They add a very distinct (and delicious!!) flavour to foods in my opinion and I will add them to most dishes that I cook. Your dad was right about the health benefits - onions are known to have cancer-preventing chemicals contained in them. So not only do they taste fab, but they are good for us too!
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@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
3 Jan 09
I like putting onions in spagetti sauces, soups, salads, pizza and many other recipes. Well I guess I will go and cook something with onions since I am really getting hungry. :)
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I put sauteed onions in many many things I cook. Onions and garlic both add so much to the dish that they are staples of my kitchen!
@stejhas (209)
• United States
20 Dec 08
I cook with onions a lot, too. I bought a Pampered Chef food chopper and it's my best friend when it comes to cooking... I can chop the onions up so fine that it's more like a pulp and add them to ANYTHING! I even add onion powder to things like baked chicken - since I can't exactly add real onions to them. Garlic is another one of those things that I add to EVERYTHING! The only thing I cook on a regular basis that doesn't get a dose of onions or garlic is Pancakes or French Toast! LOL
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
I will mix onions in my meat balls, and also when I am making hash browns, I will add a little onions and green and red peppers to the mix. I am not into eating raw onions unless they are the red onions or the Spanish onions as the others are too strong, and I do fry onions and mushrooms when I am making pork chops, chicken, and hamburgers. I also make a good macaroni casserole and add onions, and also when I make beef stew, I use carrots, onions, potatoes, and of course gravy. It is quite good. I wish I could chop them finer. I have to get a better knife.
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@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Onions and garlic are very good for you. Maybe if you get a chopper and chop the onions very fine your kids wont know its in there and they can get the very good benifits of the veggie.
@gtdonna (1739)
14 Dec 08
I liek onions, but please noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo raw onions for me, yuck, ewwwwwwwwwwww I would eat onions in my food once it is cooked, and anything else, but have no idea how people can eat raw onions.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
14 Dec 08
I love onions, my father loves onions too. I always like to put onions in my food when preparing it. My husband will pick out the onions, he do not mind a little raw onions, but he does not like cooked onion too much. I remember when I was in school, we were not allowed to use the stove when my parents were not home. I would come home from school and fry some onions and make a sandwich of them with mustard. Back then that tasted so good to me.
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@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I do cook quite a bit with onion. Mt kids do not like onion either but don't say anything until they see it in their food. If I am making something that I want the flavor in and I know they will freak if they see it...then I grate it with a cheese grater and it basically cooks away to nothing but the flavor is still there.
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@rusty2rusty (6758)
• Defiance, Ohio
11 Dec 08
I love onions as well.But I no longer eat them.Because of my health. IOnions are one of thinsg I have to avoid or risk puking every time I lay down and go to sleep. I guess it is a good thing because I am the only one in my family who likes onions.
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