Great Great Aunt Jessie's 1940's Grilled Onion Halves

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by TMoney

Another from great great aunt Jessies files. This one is from the Courier Journal, February 20, 1949. It is served with "Braised City Chicken". I actually made this myself and it is very sweet with just a hint of onion essence. Don't be scared off by onions! It is a fantastic side dish!

Top Review by bmxmama

This is really good. I love onions and this was a really divine way to make them and really taste the sweetness that an onion can have. This was made for Fall PAC 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and parboil onions until just underdone.
  2. If you like even a milder oniony flavor then bequeathed to them by nature, change the water about twice during their parboiling period (I didn't find this necessary at all).
  3. Drain, and when cool enough to handle cut in halves.
  4. Just before they are served, sprinkle sugar very lightly over the cut side.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and either dot of brush lightly with melted butter.
  6. Place under broiler until they're nicely browned on top, adding more butter if necessary.

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