Onions as a main or side dish

Discussion in 'Vegetables, Salads and Mushrooms' started by CraigC, 11 May 2019.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Do you ever make a main dish or side dish with onions as the featured ingredient? Onion soup comes to mind and onion loaf.
     
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Great question. Not often enough would be my response. French onion soup is a first rate example.
     
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  3. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

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    SE Florida
    We make a sweet onion tart that has herbs in the crust. I need to find that recipe too. Still haven't found my favorite creme brulee recipe and I'm running out of places to look.
     
  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Co-incidentally I'm making an onion and cheese tart today. Its in the oven.
     
  5. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    The onion tart recipe is in my cache too.
     
  6. Master Cutler

    Master Cutler Regular Member

    Location:
    Mansfield UK
    Using onion as a main dish, I like to remove the centre from red onions and stuff them with Brie and cranberry, then bake them in a 200 deg C oven for about 10 minutes until the Brie is just starting to bubble.
    Then serve them with oven fresh fresh baguettes.
     
  7. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I fry 2 whole onions with butter and mustard seeds for home made American hot dogs, and also steak sammiches.
    They all get eaten.

    Russ
     
  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I love this idea - but is 10 minutes enough to cook that onion through?
     
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  9. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I buy my onions from the same place I buy potatoes. It's an honesty box at a farm. They have pallets of stuff under cover. I buy 10 kg bags of agria potatoes and buy 5kg onions every second time. They also sell whole pumpkins for $3.

    Russ
     
  10. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    Onion bhaji springs to mind. I haven't had those for an age.

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    I used to love the onion loaf served in "Chicago Rib Shack" in London but that was back in the 90s.

    "Spuds and onions" were a favourite in Delaney's Irish Bar in Kuala Lumpur. I've never been able to emulate that dish.

    French Onion Soup, a meal in itself.

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    It would be a strange gastronomic world without onion gravy.

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    And, of course, the natural topping for hot dogs.

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  11. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    And onions with nibbles, every year I make curried onions, usually about 40 to 50 kg a year. I know that sounds a lot, but it gets traded for other stuff. It is really sought after by my friends. This year I only made 20kgs, so I'm cutting back on giving away freebies of my onions.

    Russ
     
  12. rascal

    rascal Über Member


    My wife loves French onion soup. I must make it again.

    Russ
     
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  13. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    Which reminds me, a ploughman's lunch without pickled onions wouldn't be right.

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  14. Shermie

    Shermie Veteran

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
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    Here are some caramelized onions for some French Onion Soup. :wink:
     
  15. epicuric

    epicuric Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    A couple of days ago I spotted a recipe that took my interest - tempura battered spring onions.
     

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