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What do I do with these cocktail onions?

Mmonster Mar 27, 2012 11:28 AM

I got a jar of cocktail onions to make a mufaletta relish and I don't know what to do with the rest. I'm not a big cocktail drinker. Any ideas for cooking with or otherwise using these? Thanks!

  1. greygarious Apr 13, 2012 04:35 PM

    When oven-roasting chicken parts, scatter them around the pan in the empty spaces, along with
    grape tomatoes and seedless black grapes, and/or olives. They all collapse a bit and flavor the pan juices, which you then reduce. They make the sauce attractive and tasty. Another approach is to bake individual boneless chicken breast halves in individual gratin dishes, with alternating onion, tomato, grape all around the perimeter. Frozen pearl onions work too.

    1. ipsedixit Apr 13, 2012 12:58 PM

      Chop and throw them into fried rice.

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        AdamD Apr 13, 2012 12:55 PM

        slice em up and use as a taco topping

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          Mmonster Mar 28, 2012 08:03 AM

          Awesome ideas! At this rate, I'll have to go out and buy MORE cocktail onions ;) Thanks so much everyone!!

          1. coll Mar 27, 2012 05:37 PM

            I like to throw them in a pot of chili. For some reason they work out well.

            1. Aravisea Mar 27, 2012 02:09 PM

              Those are great on a homemade charcuterie assortment. Some nice hard salamis or cured sausages, pate or rillettes, crackers, grainy mustard and pickled veggies. Or you can eat the onions right out of the jar.

              1. BeefeaterRocks Mar 27, 2012 12:53 PM

                Cook some diced bacon until crispy and remove from pan, add halved or quartered Brussels sprouts and saute in bacon drippings (can add butter if needed) until just tender, add cocktail onion, bacon and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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                1. re: BeefeaterRocks
                  nolanani Apr 13, 2012 12:27 PM

                  Add butter if needed? Of course it's needed.

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                  pine time Mar 27, 2012 12:09 PM

                  pickle 'em with some super hot peppers.

                  1. njmarshall55 Mar 27, 2012 12:02 PM

                    If you're not a big cocktail drinker, drink smaller cocktails.

                    1. todao Mar 27, 2012 11:44 AM

                      Try chopping them and using in a fresh green salad along with other veggies (e.g. asparagus)

                      1. hotoynoodle Mar 27, 2012 11:36 AM

                        they last forever.

                        you could use them in deviled eggs and egg salad or perhaps add them chopped to a tapenade.

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