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9 Ways to Glam Up Onions

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Any time we're in the kitchen, we're usually chopping onions for something: as the base for a soup, to perk up a salad, to darken for a braise, to melt into a stew.

Onions are the prepositions of the kitchen: they are amid, among, atop, below, in, on, underneath, and with foods. We rarely consider them ... on their own.

Here are 9 ways to give onions the spotlight: to let their earthy sweetness brighten up your kitchen. We know you've got them rolling around somewhere in your kitchen. Let them shine.

French Onion Tart by Jennifer Perillo

French Onion Tart

 

Caramelized Onion Pudding by Lizthechef

Caramelized Onion Pudding

 

Tuscan Onion Confit by merrill

Tuscan Onion Confit

 

Herb Crusted Pork Chops with Balsamic Onions by apartmentcooker

Pork Chops

 

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician

Mashed Potatoes

 

Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos with Pickled Onions by merrill

Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos

 

Caramelized Onion Dip by ADRIENE

Caramelized Onion Dip

 

Griddled Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Honey by arielleclementine

Griddled Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions

 

French Onion Soup by wcfoodies

French Onion Soup

 

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almost 2 years ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

That French Onion Tart might be one of my favorite things ever.

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almost 2 years ago Betsie

These recipes look divine! I can wait to try the confit. Readers may like this explanation on how to caramelizing onions: http://cookingripe.com...