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Kitchen Dictionary: onion


There are two main classifications of this underground bulb: green onions (also called scallions) and dry onions, which are mature versions of the former. Onions come in a wide range of colors, shapes and flavors. Boiling onions are small versions (up to 2" in diameter) of yellow, white or red onions. When cooked, onions will become translucent.

plural: onions


Season: available year-round

How to prepare: bake, boil, braise, fry, grill, raw, roast, saute, steam

Matches well with: apples, bacon, butter, cheese, cinnamon, cloves, cream, mushrooms, nutmeg, paprika, Parmesan cheese, parsley, pepper, raisins, sherry, thyme, tomatoes, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, beef, rice, taco mix

Substitutions: 1 tbsp dried minced onion = 1 med chopped onion; 1 tsp onion powder = 1 med chopped onion

More Onion Recipes
Popular Onion Recipes
Famous Barr's French Onion Soup
Copycat Lipton's Onion Soup Mix
Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 medium (2-1/2" dia)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 44
Calories from Fat 0 (2%)
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 160mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7%
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 1.2g 2%

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