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Onion

The familiar and popular onion is a bulb of Allium cepa, a low growing plant. Botanists classify it in either the lily family or the amaryllis family.

Use Onions in almost anything except sweets! Dried Onion can be added straight to liquids, but should be rehydrated before being added to drier dishes such as casseroles and stir fries. Rehydrating them also increases potency. Onions make the perfect foundation for meats, poultry, soups, salads, and stews. Dried Onions release flavor more rapidly than freshly chopped Onions when added to a recipe.

Fresh onions are pungent and have a sharp bite. Cooked onions lose this heat and develop a rich sweetness.

The onion is believed to have originated in Asia, though it is likely that onions may have been growing wild on every continent. Dating back to 3500 BC, onions were one of the few foods that did not spoil during the winter months. Our ancestors must have recognized the vegetable's durability and began growing onions for food.

World onion production is estimated at approximately 105 billion pounds each year. The average annual onion consumption calculates to approximately 13.67 pounds of onions per person across the world. Libya has the highest consumption of onions with an astounding average per capita consumption of 66.8 pounds.

Relevant Recipes for Onion

Recipe Names

  1. Boston Lettuce, Orange And Onion Salad With Citrus Vinaigret
  2. Boudin Blanc Terrine With Red Onion Confit
  3. Braised Onion Slices With Bourbon
  4. Bratwurst Wraps With Onion-Sauerkraut Filling
  5. Brennan's Onion Soup
  6. Brew Steak With Fiery Five Onion Saute
  7. Brie-And-Caramelized Onion-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  8. Broccoli Onion Soup
  9. Broiled Lamb Chops With Onion Confit
  10. Brown Derby's French Onion Soup
  11. Buffy's Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings
  12. Butter Lettuce Salad With Oranges And Red Onion Dressing
  13. Butternut Squash With Whole Wheat, Wild Rice, Onion Stuffing
  14. Calf's Liver With Onion Sauce
  15. Canape Of Maytag Blue Cheese, Walnuts, Onion And Apple Relis
  16. Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Sweet Onion Gazpacho With Prosciutto
  17. Caramelized Onion And Egg Salad
  18. Caramelized Onion And Foie Gras Bread Pudding
  19. Caramelized Onion And Parmesan Cheese Soup
  20. Caramelized Onion And Roquefort Tart
  21. Caramelized Onion And Sour Cream Spread
  22. Caramelized Onion And Tomato Calzone
  23. Caramelized Onion Dip
  24. Caramelized Onion Focaccia
  25. Caramelized Onion Focacia
  26. Caramelized Onion Jam
  27. Caramelized Onion Sauce
  28. Caramelized Onion Sweet Potato Salad
  29. Caramelized Onion Tart
  30. Caramelized Onion Tart
  31. Caramelized Onion, Gorgonzola, And Rosemary Pizza
  32. Caramelized Onion, Rosemary And Fresh Tomato Bread
  33. Caramelized Onion, Walnut, And Goat Cheese Pizza With A Beer
  34. Caramelized-Onion And Parmesan Cream Scones
  35. Carrot-Onion Pancakes
  36. Catalan Flatbread With Spinach, Onion And Pine Nut Topping
  37. Catalan Onion Omelet
  38. Cauliflower With Onion And Tomato
  39. Caviar Dill and Purple Onion Dip
  40. Cedar Planked Green Onion Halibut
  41. Chard And Onion Omelet - {Trouchia}
  42. Charred Red Onion And Balsamic Vinegar White Beans
  43. Cheddar And Green Onion Pie
  44. Cheese 'n' Onion Bread
  45. Cheese 'n' Onion Bread II
  46. Cheese And Onion Dip
  47. Cheese And Onion Flan
  48. Cheese And Red Onion Mix
  49. Cheese Onion Morsels
  50. Cheese-Onion Bake

Recipe Ingredients

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  5. 30-Min: Beef Fajitas
  6. 30-Min: Vegetable Penne
  7. 30-Minute Turkey Soup
  8. 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells
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  10. 7 Grain - Rice and Vegetable Salad
  11. 7 Layer Mexican Dip - Rachel's
  12. 7-Layer Mexican Dip - 1
  13. 7-Layer Mexican Dip - D. J.'s
  14. 7-Layer Salad - 1
  15. 7-Layer Salad - 2
  16. 7-Layer Taco Dip
  17. A Basic Chicken Stock
  18. A Better Pot Roast
  19. A Bowl Of Red
  20. A Cajun Rice Dressing / Cajun Dirty Rice
  21. A Fabulous Beef Stew
  22. A Marvelously Simple Hot Bean Dip
  23. A Meaningful Beaning Full Bean Salad
  24. A Nice Vegetable Soup
  25. A Pasta For All Seasons
  26. A Penne For Your Thoughts
  27. A Pocketful Of Greens And Sardines
  28. A Pot Of Steamers
  29. A Red Chili Nightmare
  30. A Scallop Parfait, Two Ways
  31. A Simple Sauce With Red Lentils
  32. A Soup For All Seasons
  33. A Traditional American Basic Barbecue Sauce
  34. A Traditional Side Dish
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  36. A Working Woman's Chili
  37. A Zesty Summer Pasta Salad
  38. A-1 Meatloaf
  39. A-Maize-Ing Chowder
  40. A. J. Bump's Carrot Casserole
  41. Aandalusian Partridge
  42. Abalone Carpaccio With Scallions, Ginger And Ponzu
  43. Abc Chicken Soup
  44. ABC Nut Loaf
  45. Abgousht - Beef Stew
  46. Absolutely Fabulous Frise-Easy Salad
  47. Acadian Shrimp And File Gumbo
  48. Acadian-Style Crab Salad On Croissants
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