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Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions

Ready to Bake

I am a picky eater, everyone knows it including me.  Not only that, I’m inconsistent.  Many things I will only eat certain ways – mostly cooked.  I don’t like unmelted butter, don’t eat too many raw vegetables, especially raw onions and never, never eat meat unless it is completely brown.   (We have a running discussion at my house over what is crispy vs. burnt).  I do however love melted butter and cooked onions, especially if they are really browned.  I can’t explain it and have given up trying – that’s just me.  These onions are simple, wonderfully soft with lots of flavor and are a great side dish – even good enough to eat alone.

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Large Sweet Onion

1/2 stick butter sliced very thinly

1 teaspoon Better than Bullion or 1 bullion cube

1 tablespoon minced garlic



Large Sweet Onion

Peel the onion, core out a small hole in the middle and cut an X almost through the onion but not quite.

Cut the onion

Gently separate the onion and place a pat of butter in the center of the onion and between the “petals”.

Onions and Butter
Buttered Onion

Place a dab of the Better than Bullion throughout the petals or place the Bullion cube in the center.

Onion with Butter and Bullion

Sprinkle the garlic throughout the petals.

Onion with butter, bullion and garlic

Sprinkle with pepper and wrap in foil.  Grill or bake in a 400 degree oven until very soft, about 30-45 minutes.  These could have actually baked and browned a little longer for my taste, but the natives were hungry so they were done enough!


2 thoughts on “Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    Oh wow, those look good. And I’m in the South, we have great vidalias here!

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