Thursday, December 19, 2013

UPDATED: FFwD ~ Recipe-swap onion "carbonara"

Last friday's onions were fried till golden 
this week is steamed - my first experience ever
the steamed onions are supposed to be substitute for pasta
ie eaten as is
but what happened was that this was perfect
over your choice of pasta - perfect for a meal
but I scaled down the recipe to a snack size for 1 pax!
used two small red onions,
york of one tiny organic egg
mix of milk and cream
broke up the bacon by hand instead of cutting
cheddar instead of parmesan - hence the flavor is stronger
poured over two slices of toasted multigrain bread
~ plain, without any mayo, mustard or hot sauce ~
but topped with slices of plumb red tomatoes!

total of 5 medium sized red onions
 with pasta and sauted veg and pan seared salmon
olive oil ice cream with toasted almond slices
makes DH's saturday dinner complete!
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  1. This method of cooking the onions was new for me as well. I was mighty skeptical that it would work. But I should have learned by now to have more faith in Dorie because it was delicious. Your creative take looks quite tasty as well.

  2. I like how you turned this one into "stuff on toast". I had never steamed an onion before this, but I will definitely steam them again.

    Looks good!

  3. Great idea to use it over toast. Looks delicious. We loved this and I am
    definitely going to try this on top of pasta.

  4. What a grand idea!!! A scrumptious open face sandwich!

  5. I agree that your idea to serve this over toast was fabulous. It looks amazing. Great job with the carbonara as well as knocking out the olive oil ice cream ! Happiest of holidays to you and yours ~

  6. I like the idea of saucing the bread with this. Sorta like biscuits and gravy.

  7. Stuff on toast! Trevor would approve. Looks great, Emily!

  8. I like both your versions - delicious! And I see you caught up on the olive oil ice cream, too. I've yet to do that, but it's in my plans soon, now.

  9. I made the pasta option, but over bread looks great too. I like the idea of using red onions. I find them less harsh.

  10. Your dishes look terrific! I think the cheddar sounds like it would be good too! And the ice cream - yum!