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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Veggie of the Month: Onions

Onion facts:
     Many different varieties
     On average, it takes about three to four months from seedling to harvest
     Red onions generally milder than white and brown varieties


Recipe:  Sweet Onion Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups buttery round crackers, crumbled
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine crackers and 4 tablespoons of butter in a bowl until well blended. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of 8 inch pie plate to form a shell. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic slowly until tender, about 12 minutes. Arrange onions in the cracker crust.
  4. Beat eggs, whole milk, chives, and salt in a bowl until blended. Pour the mixture over the onions. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 35 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Garnish with the parsley. Serve hot or at room temperature.