Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oignons Grillé (toasted onions)

It will take roughly one hour to prepare the toasted onions but the savory results is well worth the effort.


  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 tsp salt

After dicing the onion I sprinkle a teaspoon of salt over it and sweat them on medium heat in a heavy cast iron skillet for 30 minutes before transferring it to the oven. Do not stir the onions but once or twice making sure that you evenly cover the bottom of the pan for even heat distribution.

While on the stove-top you will want to toast the chopped onions as much as possible without burning it before transferring it to the oven for dehydration.

To dehydrate the onions preheat your oven at 250 degrees F. Place the skillet on the top rack of the oven and do not disturb for at least a half-hour. This process will further reduce the moisture content without actually burning them.

Remove the onions from the oven and set aside for when you are ready to use them in preparing your meals.

That's it! You have just learned how to make your own onignon grillé Cajun style.

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