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What is the maximum allowed temperature to cook onions saving the fructooligosaccharides?

Onions are a great source of fructooligosaccharides that are a natural prebiotic that beneficial bacteria of our gut microbiome feed on. Having read about this I have started eating raw onions but ...
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Is it ok to skip onions in a recipe?

so this yet another attempt of mine to start cooking and yet again I'm frustrated by the perverse need of every single recipe to include onions. I hate onions, their flavour, their texture etc. and I ...
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Pickled onion cider instead of pickled onions

I have been making pickled onions for years with no problems. I have recently bought pre peeled onions and find that in the pickle, these onions fizz in the jar. Why is this - the onions look ...
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Do onions help to sweeten tomato sauce?

I have a school project. We are to create a recipe of our own and also explain the effects of the ingredients used when cooking. I would like to know if adding onions to tomato sauce helps to ...
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Chicken breast in slow cooker

I’m new to slow cooking and wanting to slow cook some chicken breast. I put in potato’s, onion and herbs along with whole chicken breast. Will this just burn onto the crock pot with no liquid in or ...
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Is onion good with leek?

I have onions and leek and I want to sautee the two together. Can I use both?
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Getting rid of raw onion taste without the frying process?

I'm trying to find a reliable way to make a good base gravy for British Indian Restaurant (BIR) curry -- for those that don't know, this is essentially the adapted form of Indian curry cooking used in ...
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How to know when a recipe shouldn't contain onion/garlic?

When travelling at a campsite, our resident cook made a Bolognese, and for fun I asked the Italian campers what they thought about it (playing on the stereotype that they are serious about their food) ...
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Why stud an onion?

Why do some recipes call for studding onions, i.e., cutting little slits in the onion and putting cloves in? For example, when I cook a big piece of meat like cow's tongue, what difference would it ...
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Can I use frozen that have been frozen twice? [duplicate]

Can onions that have been frozen and thawed( due to a long power outage) be refrozen and still be safe to use?
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Red "white onion

Why would a vidalia onion be purple? It smelled felt and looked normal otherwise.
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Onion as a starter?

Looking to host a traditional Greek themed dinner (love the variety from vegan to meat dishes). I was informed serving an onion (quartered) with pita bread as a starter is traditional. Is this true?
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How to keep onions from sinking in a salad

How to keep onions from sinking in a salad? I like raw and cooked onions. I like raw onions in a lot of salads but the problem is diced onions end up in the bottom of the bowl.
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Is there a word for the flavour shared by onion, spring onion, shallot, leek, and chive?

Among the flavours of onions, spring onions, shallots, leeks, and chives there is one that they share. Is there a name for it?
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When i marinate pork with spices and vinegar , can i also add the sauted onion paste overnight with it?

When making pork vindaloo the recipe says to marinate the pork OVERNIGHT with a mix of spices ( fried and made into a paste with a tablespoon Vinegar ) , the second part is to saute onions till they ...
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Can you make stew without onions?

I'm trying to make a stew with the least amount of ingredients. If I could just cook the meat itself that would be great but I think that would be frying or grill so not a stew. What is the least ...
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Need 2 raw chopped onions in cole slaw [closed]

Ruined my homemade cole slaw salad with 2 chopped yellow onions...very acidic and bad after taste. Recipe calls for the onions. How do I not ruin the salad the next time with the onions?
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How to get sour cream & onion potato chips flavor?

I've noticed that when eating common 'sour cream & onions' potato chips, there is a distinctive, cheesy-like flavour that distinguishes the chips. What gives it this flavor? Is it simply MSG, or ...
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Difference between “Sweet” , “Yellow” ,“White” and “Chives”

So I am working on this recipe here. I have previously used this meal service, but I loved it so much I am making it again. But I don't want to pay for all the ingredients again. I have a small farm ...
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Can I make French onion soup with red onions instead of white?

All the white onions have been used for something else, all I have is the red onions, I would cook the red onions the same way, according to the directions, correct?
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How to cook young onions so that they melt?

I was at a restaurant yesterday and I was surprised to get young onions (sorry for the direct translation from French oignon nouveau en botte - I added a picture below) cooked as whole, but melting ...
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Why does my onion have very few, very thick layers, and a hollow center?

My girlfriend sliced into an onion this evening to find this, …this is weird to me. There are very few layers, the innermost layer was exceedingly thick, and it's hollow. For reference, I'm used to ...
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How long can blended onions stay relatively fresh?

I'm trying to get rid of textured vegetable protein taste. I usually blend onions, mix them with pre soaked TVP and bake resulting burgers right away. Now I'm thinking of leaving the mix of blended ...
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Fermented onions in orange juice took a long time to show activity - are they safe to eat?

I'm trying to ferment sliced red onions in orange juice with 6% salt. I used one tablespoon kimchi juice to start it. It was started Monday last week, but until yesterday (after a week), there weren'...
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Are shallots less gas-producing than yellow onion?

I realise the answer's probably subjective and might vary among individuals but in your experience, have you found cooking with shallots to be less 'gassy' than using yellow onions? I'm not allergic ...
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Is it safe to cook raw meat (beef) and veggies in the same pan?

Is it safe to first make sautéed onions and then cook raw (thawed) beef in the same pan? I plan on cooking the meat thoroughly (no pink), so I figured I should be okay, right?
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Do people add onions when cooking meat via sous vide

I never really see or hear of people adding onion to the bag when they are cooking meat with sous vide. Are there any reasons not to add onion? Would it affect the texture of the meat?
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Too much onion!

I made the mistake of putting all of the chopped onion in my macaroni salad before testing it. Now the onion taste overwhelms all the other ingredients. Any easy way to tame down the onion taste?
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Which type of onion for homemade onion rings?

I've seen some recipes, like this one, but they don't specify which type of onion to use. What kind of onion is good for onion rings? E.g. is it better to use yellow or red, sweet or tart etc?
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What is 1 scallion?

When a recipe calls for 1 scallion / green onion / spring onion, what does it mean? Is it A (a bundle as sold), B (a bunch of connected shoots), or C (one shoot)? Usually I just ignore the count and ...
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How to release pungence out of onion for salads without cooking?

I have been making a pretty standard Mediterranean-style potato salad but replacing the standard vinegar with lemon juice, which I like better. However, I noticed that, when used, red wine vinegar ...
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Crunchy onions in soup?

I go to a food cart regularly and I've had this red lentil soup before but today I noticed that the minced onions were really crunchy but didn't taste strong as if they were raw. The lentils were soft ...
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Substitutes for onion and garlic [duplicate]

My husband had a heart attack. Quite a few of his medications have a prohibition on both onions (all types including chives, shallots, leeks, spring onions, powders, etc) and garlic. We both enjoy the ...
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Does sauteing onions produce alcohol or something similar to alcohol?

I came up positive on test for alcohol after eating sautéed onions. SCRAM bracelet recorded alcohol in my system from 5 pm to 7 am. I did not drink alcohol, or use alcohol to make the onions. I read ...
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Onion ring batter

I have a restaurant though I'm not a professional chef. In my restaurant we are planning to introduce onion rings with breadcrumbs as sides. Many recipe I found egg in batter but am confused the egg ...
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can onions be caramalized completely in the microwave? If so, how?

I've seen that you can precook onions in the microwave, discarding the liquid and then put them into a pan in order to quicken caramelizing process, with a bit of added fat of course to prevent ...
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Appropriate process for bulk sauteing onions?

In doing some bulk cooking for a vacation, I needed to cook 12 sliced onions and later 6 minced onions for two different dishes; both as a first step in a sauce. In both cases, I used a large Le ...
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How well does it work to just throw in all the ingredients and boil?

I'm wondering about this recipe. It tempts me because I'm really lazy. But I'm skeptical because I've always been taught to sauté onions first, then progressively add other ingredients, starting with ...
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How do you accompany other veggies with caramelized onions?

I assume that when you caramelize onions and would want your dish to also have caramelized carrots it would have to be more complex than just throw the carrots along the onions to the pot. Any idea ...
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Can you caramelize onions without using fat?

Serious Eats: caramelizing onions In this article the writer suggests slightly caramelizing table sugar and after that toss the onions in the caramelized sugar. My question is - wouldn't you need a ...
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Mixture of ingredients has a bitter taste

I put ginger, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno and garlic in a blender for a dish I'm preparing. This mixture was going to be fried in oil. I noticed that it had an extremely bitter taste - what could be ...
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How do I tone down onion sharpness already in the chicken salad?

How do I tone down onion sharpness already in the chicken salad? It asked for red onion, which I didn't have so I used the only thing I had, shallot. I used far less than indicated. I have already ...
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Why use onions in cooking?

Onions are an ingredient in almost every recipe. I hate the taste(flavour) of them (I know I might be the only one). I always try to avoid eating them and try to pick them out of the food. Seeing that ...
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How do you finely dice an onion without crying? [duplicate]

This question addresses onion crying But no one seems to say what should you do when you finely chop an onion. See, not cutting the onion core, using the Gordon Ramsay technique and generally ...
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Onion and Garlic, a no-no?

I had an Italian flatmate once who was on the brink of lynching me when he saw I used garlic and onion in one dish. He said that - at least in Italian cuisine - thats an absolute no-no. You can use ...
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Why would I add garlic to a recipe after onion with such a small time difference?

I have a recipe for Tomotillo & Green Chili soup that calls for one diced onion to be sautéed for 3 minutes prior to adding the four diced garlic cloves all of which is then cooked for an ...
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How can I remove moisture from my onions?

Currently, I prepare onions to put on a pizza by using a food processor to chop them, then strain them and let them dry. Then, I put them in containers before use. However, the onions have been too ...
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Plain Greek yogurt with finely chopped green onions dip

I am doing a 21 day challenge and I am making a Greek yogurt and finely chopped green onion dip and I need something to subsitute green onions with. What can I use that is very similar to it?
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Cooling cooked onions before adding to raw mince

In Masterchef The Professionals (season 8 episode 11), Marcus Wareing demonstrates his skills test and cooks a burger. In the process, he rapidly cools the onions after sweating them by placing them ...
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Green and white mold on dry part of onion only. What to do?

My girlfriend and I purchased a bunch of red onions and then went a week or two without using them. When we went to use them last night, we discovered that most of them had grown lots of green and ...