Creamed onions

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by debilorrah, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am looking, have been looking, for a recipe for creamed onions that uses cheese. I can find tons of recipes without the cheese, but I want THAT one! My grandmother used to make them all the time and the recipe died with her. Anyone?

  2. NanaKat

    NanaKat Free Ranging Premium Member

    My grandmother had an old copy of the "Joy of Cooking" cookbook first published in 1932 and many printings since. This was one of her favorite recipes. Maybe it's similiar to your grandmother's recipe.

    Creamed Onions in Cheese sauce
    1 lb boiling onions (boil for two minutes and then peel) Or 1 lb of chopped onion
    Steam the onions about 10 minutes until tender - this keeps the flavor in the onion

    Cheese sauce is made while the onions steam. I make the whole recipe because we like it on broccolli and cauliflour too. When the sauce is completed place the onions in a bowl and pour in enough of the cheese sauce to coat the onions. Makes 4 servings.

    Cheese sauce
    2 Tbs butter melt butter in a sauce pan.
    2 Tbs flour add and stir until the butter is absorbed.
    1 1/2 cup milk add slowly until it begins to steam.
    1 cup or less of a mild grated or diced processed cheese. (Mild Cheddar, mozarella, swiss)
    stir until cheese is melted and a smooth sauce is achieved.

    Seasoning choices to add to the cheese sauce
    First choice:
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp paprika
    1/4 c chopped parsley
    dash of cloves

    second choice
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp dry mustard
    dash of cayenne
    2 TBS sherry

    Third choice
    add 1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms (1 cup of fresh sliced mushrooms sauteed in butter or bacon drippings)
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp paprika

    Here is a bonus recipe that my family loves.
    Scalloped Onions
    6 large onions peeled and sliced
    4 TBS butter or bacon drippings
    Sautee until onions are tender
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Settle into a baking dish and top with
    1 cups soft bread crumbs
    1 cup grated cheese
    Sprinkle of paprika
    Bake at 375 degrees until the crumbs are brown.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You guys are AWESOME!!!!
  4. NanaKat

    NanaKat Free Ranging Premium Member

    Just caught the amount of salt in the third choice of seasonings and corrected it. It was supposed to read 1/2 tsp salt not 1/2 c salt.

    You would not have found that awesome!
  5. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    ive been looking for a recipe like these recently too..i am totally making this tonight! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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