Archive for November, 2009

Roasted Onions

Nothing smells better than onions roasting in the oven on a cold Thanksgiving day–unless it’s the TURKEY!  But anyway, for a side dish, roasted onions fit the bill.  And these are so easy to make.  5 minutes in prep time and 2 hours  in roasting time.


Large yellow onions (one onion makes 2 servings)

Olive oil

Sea salt

Fresh ground pepper



Trim off each end of the onion and peel away the first  layer of skin.   Slice onions  in half width-wise.  Cut a large X through the center of each half.  This allows the onions to cook quicker and keeps the oil and seasonings in place.  Arrange on a baking sheet.  I used a Pampered Chef  stoneware pan.  If you have one, use it because the flavor is so much better.  Spread each onion with a generous amount of  olive oil, at least a teaspoon per onion, and sprinkle with lots of sea salt and some pepper.  Bake with your turkey in a 350 degree oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours until tender.   After you take it out of the oven, sprinkle with some parsley or dill to add a nice little  “visual touch.”

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