Saturday, 15 December 2007

Allium cepa (Κρεμμύδια)

I love anything whose main ingredient is onions (known as Allium cepa to scientists). The nutritional value per 100g (3.5oz) of raw onions (see wikipedia) should convince anyone who avoids them for the pure sake of keeping their breath smelling "clean": minimal fat-free Vitamin-C-loaded calories - but not when they're deep-fried and served as an accompaniment to fast food!

Pour a tablespoon of oil into a shallow pan, and place in it 4-5 large onions (cut into rings). On top of that, place 3-4 frozen sausages of your choice, turn the heat down and put a lid on the pan. The ice from the sausages will melt into the onions, which in turn will go soft and translucent. Season with salt and pepper, and add half a wineglass of white wine to the pan if you wish. They're done when the onion is crunchy enough to your liking.

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