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Vidalia Onions

Hi... just weakened and bought a really big bag of Vidalia onions at Costco. I was fantasizing about baked stuffed onions. Any suggestions on process and contents thereof? I wasn't happy with the recipes I found from a google search and don't know where in my two bookshelves of cookbooks to start looking. Thanks much.

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  1. My brother in law peels them, makes a little divot in the center, tucks in a bouillon cube, and grills them in foil packets. The same would work in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes. Melt some butter, mix with breadcrumbs and top them off. Broil for color. Sooooo good.

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    1. re: sarinaL

      That's the way we do them, too. If you're looking for other ways to use a few, this Vidalia Onion Pie goes over big in my family.
      http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

      1. re: sarinaL

        Isn't that a sodium bomb? I could understand tucking in a bit of powdered bouillon, but a whole cube per onion? Wow.

      2. What types of stuffing have you rejected? Probably the most common would be mushrooms, bread crumbs or other starch, and cheese. But you can do a meatloafy combination with almost any ground meat, poultry, or even seafood. Start by chopping and sauteeing the removed interior of the onions, along with garlic and any other small dice veg that appeals to you. Add bread crumbs or another cooked starch, egg, raw ground protein, and seasonings. Top with buttered bread crumbs, bake in a casserole with a little broth or wine to form the base of a sauce, basting occasionally.

        1. Stuffed vadalias in Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seasoned America book

          http://www.amazon.com/Chef-Paul-Prudh...

          20 yo recipe and still rocking my world every spring..

          Epic yum.

          1. I haven't made these but I always think they sound good.

            http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/1...

            1. Gild the lily.

              Stuff them with caramelized onions. Caramelized Vidalia onions.

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                The onion version of a twice baked potato - good idea ipse.