Sunday, January 17, 2010

Holy onion, Batman!

In my vegetable basket this week from Bountiful Baskets (actually I think it was in the Italian add-on pack I included) was what has to be the biggest onion I have ever seen. EVER! To me, this thing is state fair entry worthy, but maybe I just don't get around much. It's entirely possible.

So, I have a challenge for you--all 17 of my followers and whomever else reads this but doesn't follow it--what the heck do you do with an onion that's the size of your entire hand? Think I'm exaggerating? Here's a picture:



I honestly have no idea what to do with this, so I'm leaving it up to you guys. Leave me a comment with your suggestions. Just please don't suggest onion rings because I've already admitted I have a problem frying foods. Whoever has the best suggestion, that's what I'll do with the onion. So it's a contest of sorts, but the only real prize is bragging rights.

Oh, and I'm going to be really sad and just might spend an afternoon crying if no one has any ideas and I don't get any comments. Not to guilt you into it or anything, but you don't want that hanging over you, do you?

12 comments:

Jen said...

I would make French Onion Soup. The one on PW's website is awesome.

Stephanie said...

I would use half of that bad boy to try out the tomato sauce with butter and onion recipe that was recently posted on Smitten Kitchen. Then I would dice the other half and freeze it. I like to have a cup or so of frozen diced onion on hand to shorten prep time on busy nights.

Karye Luppen said...

You could make a LOT of carmelized onions, which is one of my fav. toppings for homemade pizza.

Karye Luppen said...

You could make a LOT of carmelized onions with that! Those are my fav. toppings for homemade pizza.

The Meal Planner said...

If you like Indian food, Chicken Korma curry starts with a base of a gazillion sauteed onions. I don't have a recipe link to point you in the right direction...sadly, I haven't found a recipe yet that tickles my fancy but it would be a fun experiment!

Jen B. said...

That is a big onion!!!! Seriously!!!! Holy cow! I would probably dice the whole thing up and put it in Tupperware, then use it bit by bit during the week. That isn't as exciting as a recipe, but it works and it wouldn't go to waste. ;)

Brooke said...

Carmilized onion gravy.

Try running the knife blade in cold water as you slice the onion, I find that helps fight the tears for me.

Adrienne said...

Okay, so I've "lurked" on your blog for months (thank you for all of the fantastic meal ideas -- my hubby thanks you too since I tend to get in recipe ruts) and it seems time to comment...I would dice it and freeze it. Man, I waited for months to say that?!

cleanslate2010 said...

I would grill up some Trader Joe's Chicken Apple sausages and eat them with crusty baguette, stone ground mustard and camelized onions.

You can carmelize the onions by thinly slicing them and cooking them in a skillet on low heat for about a month (or 30-40 minutes?).

Best dinner ever.

Close to home said...

I agree with stephanie, freeze half of the onions, when I made Ina's corn chowder I bought frozen onions and it was a lifesaver!

John said...

rifle range...500 yards?

Joanne said...

That's a tough one - the only thing I make with a lot of onions is French Onion Soup. I throw it in the crockpot and let it go. It's great for me because it's about an 11-hour process, which means I can prep it before work and come home to finish it up and then eat. :)