What To Do When You Have a Shitload of… Onions

I’ve decided to start a new section of my blog, called the “Food Guru,” check it out! It’s a place that I can share recipes, tricks, and ideas for the kitchen.

I’m happy to announce that the first series of the Food Guru will be called “What to do when you have a shitload of… (insert pounds of food sitting in your fridge).” As most of you know about me, I absolutely hate wasting food. And I always seem to find myself in a predicament where I open the fridge, and there’s nothing in it, save one item where there is always a random abundance of. Of course, no one ever wants to just eat tomatoes or pickles or apples, but I’m here to show you easy recipes to make use of the “too much” food without needing much else.

First on the list? Onions.

So what are the rules of this series? First off, the main ingredient must be the food in question. Think Iron Chef. The second? Any recipe cannot include more than 5 other ingredients not including spices, as this series is more meant to show “how can I make use of all these fucking (in this case, onions) when I have nothing else in the fridge?”

Let’s begin.

French Onion Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 32-48 oz. Beef Stock
  • Garlic Bread (or french bread, or Texas Toast)
  • Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and place Garlic Bread on the top rack.
  • Chop up the 2 Onions, saute in Olive Oil on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until soft.
  • Meanwhile, heat up Beef Stock in a pot, and place sauteed Onions in with the Beef Stock. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Pour out soup into a bowl, place Garlic Bread on top, and add generous amounts of Mozzarella Cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Onion Rings

Ingredients

  • 3 Large onions, sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Recommended Spices: Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  • Combine flour, milk, and spices to make onion ring batter.
  • Throw away the center of the onion, and dip the larger rings in the batter.
  • Heat up the Vegetable Oil and place the battered rings in the hot oil.
  • Cook each side of the ring for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the Onion Rings and drain on Paper Towels.
  • Enjoy!

The “First to Cry Showdown”

Ingredients

  • Two Onions

Instructions

  • Challenge a buddy to a Onion Chopping Showdown.
  • First to shed a tear gets punched in the face.
  • Enjoy!

Easy! Come back next week to see how we can make the most of one ingredient to create a delicious meal (or at least entertain yourself for five minutes)!

Yu Live, Yu Learn

Photo from here.

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