Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a traditional "country" dish. Sugar is optional, but I think it's better with it. Try this for breakfast with fried potatoes. This recipe came from "The Little House Cookbook" by Barbara M Walker, and the food featured in "Farm Boy."
- 1⁄2 lb sliced bacon or 1⁄2 lb salt pork
- 6 yellow onions (2 pounds)
- 6 tart apples (2 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Fry bacon or salt pork slices in a skillet until brown and crisp. Set them aside on a warm serving platter.
- While the meat is frying, peel the onions and slice them as thinly as possible.
- Core the apples and cut them crosswise in circles about 1/4 inches thick. Apple skins help the slices keep their shape and add color to the dish, so don't peel unless the skins are tough or scarred.
- Drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the skillet, then add the onion slices. Cook them over medium high heat for about 3 minutes.
- Cover with apple slices in an even layer. Sprinkle brown sugar over all, cover the skillet, and cook until tender, a few minutes more. Stir only to prevent scorching.
- Remove to the warm plate with the bacon or salt pork slices and serve.
We loved this recipe Sascha. I served it with pan fried potatoes for breakfast. I used nice fresh picked russet apples, sweet onions and maple bacon. They were wonderful together. It was a lovely change to the usual breakfast fare. Next time I make this I will serve scrambled eggs on the side as I believe the flavors will all blend beautifully together. Thank you so much for sharing this treat.
Some of my family liked this, and some didn't. I didn't care for it-it wasn't either savory, or sweet, but it also wasn't sweet & sour. Just too bland for me, I guess.
I have made this often.. and surprisingly apples and onions go well together. I like serving it with pork. Its very good.